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Two arrested after van bomb defused in Londonderry

Two men suspected of stuffing a van full of explosives were arrested in Northern Ireland’s second-largest city on Monday, police in Londonderry said. The suspected Irish Republican Army dissidents, ages 24 and 33, are accused of abandoning a van bomb in Londonderry on Sunday. The van contained 540 kilograms of explosives. Police can hold and interrogate the men for up to a week without charging them. The van was moving suspiciously on the city’s Foyle Bridge when police first noticed it on Sunday. It was later found abandoned in the city’s east side, a predominantly Protestant area. The British army sent bomb experts to dismantle the fertilizer-based bomb. Full Story

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