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Cross-border security alert ends

The Army is examining the vehicle
The Army examined the vehicle

A security alert in south Armagh which was disrupting cross-border traffic has ended, the police have said.

An Army bomb disposal team was sent to examine a vehicle parked under a bridge on the A1 near Newry and a number of items were removed for examination.

The stretch of road between Cloghogue and Jonesborough which was closed during the alert has now re-opened.

Police praised locals for their patience during the alert.

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