Page last updated at 17:10 GMT, Wednesday, 1 April 2009 18:10 UK

Road re-opens as bomb alert ends

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A road in Fermanagh closed for a security operation after a claim by dissident republicans of devices in the area has been re-opened.

The main road between Newtownbutler and Clones in County Monaghan was shut while police carried out the operation.

Police said an alert in the area is continuing and has advised people living in the Wattlebridge area not to approach unknown or suspicious objects.

Meanwhile, a security alert in Bangor, County Down, has been declared a hoax.

Engineering works and the rear yard of a DIY store were evacuated after the discovery of a suspect object.

The Fermanagh alert was sparked on Sunday, when dissident republicans called a Belfast radio station to warn that two bombs had been abandoned on the roadside in the Wattlebridge area.



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