UDA move 'not decommissioning'

The handover of pipe bombs by loyalist paramilitaries was not part of the decommissioning process, Security Minister Jane Kennedy has said.

Army bomb experts took away 18 pipe bombs for forensic examination after they were dumped by the outlawed Ulster Defence Association. It left the devices at playing fields in the Crumlin Road area of Belfast on Wednesday night. In a statement, the UDA claimed it wanted the devices put beyond use to help restore normality following a recent feud within the organisation. It said: “Tonight the west Belfast brigade of the Ulster Defence Association left pipe bombs at Ewart’s playing fields to be disposed of by the security services. Full Story

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