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Police Nab Suspected IRA Dissidents

Police arrested two suspected Irish Republican Army dissidents Monday on suspicion of abandoning a 1,200-pound van bomb in Londonderry, Northern Ireland’s second-largest city. The two men, aged 24 and 33, were arrested Monday at their homes on the predominantly Catholic west side of Londonderry, police said. The pair could be interrogated for up to a week before being charged or freed. Police said they spotted the van moving suspiciously on Londonderry’s Foyle Bridge on Sunday, then found the vehicle abandoned by a roadside on the city’s predominantly Protestant east side. They weren’t certain yet what the intended target was. British army experts dismantled the bomb inside, which involved two drums filled with fertilizer-based explosives connected to a detonator and timer. Full Story

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