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Three Held After Suspected IRA Arms Find

Police were questioning three men on Monday in connection with a “very significant” arms find in Belfast at the weekend which has been linked to the Irish Republican Army. The men were arrested following the seizure of handguns, an assault rifle, timing units for use in bomb-making, and several thousand rounds of ammunition at a house in the south of British-ruled Northern Ireland’s capital city. Police described the find as “very significant.” “At this stage, police would be linking it to mainstream republicans, the Provisional IRA,” Superintendent Ken Dean said. “Potentially lives and property have been saved as a result of this find,” he added. The weapons seizure came as Gerry Adams, leader of the IRA’s political wing Sinn Fein, was due to meet Irish Prime Minister Bertie Ahern in Dublin for further talks as part of efforts to restore Northern Ireland’s power-sharing government, suspended last year amid allegations of illegal activities by the IRA. Full Story

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