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Five men arrested in dissident operation

Garda van

Five men have been arrested in County Donegal as part of an ongoing Irish police operation to counteract the activities of dissident republicans.

The men, who are aged between 40 and 60 years old, are being detained under the Offences Against the State Act.

Four of the men were arrested in Letterkenny at about 0010 on Monday. They are being detained in Letterkenny and Milford.

A fifth man was arrested in Buncrana on Monday.

He is being detained at the town's police station.

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