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Four men held in dissident raids

Arrested man
Four men have been arrested in the raids

Four men have been arrested in County Armagh in police raids against dissident republicans.

The arrests were made after searches of houses in Lurgan. It is thought the raids targeted the Continuity IRA and were based on intelligence information.

The men are being questioned at Antrim police station.

Earlier this week, Chief Constable Sir Hugh Orde warned the threat from dissident republicans was at its highest level for several years.

There has been dissident republican activity in the town in recent years, with the interception of a 250lb bomb in the town in 2006.

There was also an attempt to ambush officers reacting to a security alert on the railway line near Lurgan.

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