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Seven arrested in dissident operation

Crossmaglen bomb
A bomb outside Crossmaglen police station was defused

Police investigating dissident republican activity have made another two arrests.

One man was arrested in Londonderry and taken to Antrim Police Sation. A second man, from the Strabane area, is also being questioned at Antrim.

Earlier, three men were arrested in Newry for questioning about dissident republican activity in south Armagh.

Two men were also arrested in the Irish Republic as part of the same investigation.

"The PSNI continues to work closely with our garda colleagues in operations against dissident republican activity," the PSNI spokesman said.

Dissident republicans have been blamed for a number of attacks in south Armagh in recent weeks.

Last month, a car bomb exploded outside Newtownhamilton police station, injuring two people.

A week earlier, a bomb was defused outside the same station.

On Easter Saturday, a car bomb - made up of a number of flammable containers - was made safe by Army experts outside Crossmaglen police station.



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