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Police Defuse Bomb Planted In N. Ireland

April 09 2012

United Kingdom

Dissident Irish republicans are believed to be behind the planting of a large bomb in Northern Ireland, reports the Belfast Telegraph.

The explosive device was defused on Saturday in Newry on the main Belfast-Dublin road, said police.

The bomb had about 500 pounds of homemade explosives and would have caused numerous casualties if it exploded, said a police spokeswoman cited by CNN.

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