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Suspected dissident attack foiled

Checkpoints have been set up near the border in Donegal
Checkpoints have been set up near the border in Donegal

A suspected attack by dissident republicans in County Donegal has been foiled by Irish police.

A 49-year-old man was arrested at 2020 GMT on Tuesday after they stopped a car at Cooladawson near Stranorlar.

Three other men who were in the car ran off across fields. A firearm was also recovered. The car has been taken away for examination.

Searches are continuing in Donegal, and Gardai have set up a number of checkpoints near the border.

The PSNI have also established a checkpoint on the northern side in support of the Garda operation.



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