Seven devices made safe in Dungannon
Two men are to appear in court today (Thursday) charged with terrorist offences.
It follows the discovery of seven pipe bombs after a car was stopped and searched by police on the Mineveigh Road in Dungannon on Monday evening.
The men, both aged 40, are charged with possession of explosives with intent to endanger life and preparation for acts of terrorism.
They are expected to appear at court in Strabane.
The army bomb squad carried out controlled explosions on the devices making them safe but residents in the nearby village of Newmills said they were shocked and concerned about the alert in the normally peaceful area.
Speaking after the arrests took place Ian McCrea said: “I want to congratulate the police for stopping seven viable devices from reaching our streets.
“Dissident Republicans have nothing to offer only murder and mayhem and must not be allowed to deter us from moving Northern Ireland forward.
“It is important that those dissident terrorists are caught and locked away so we can allow this society to truly move forward.
“I ask anyone with any information no matter how little to come forward to the police to help remove these people from our society once and for all.”
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Tuesday 21 May 2013
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