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Banners slashed at Twaddell camp in north Belfast Ardoyne interface

A number of banners at the loyalist Twaddell camp in north Belfast have been slashed during an overnight attack.

It's understood the banners at the protest camp were damaged shortly before 9pm on Thursday.

Police said two men - both wearing hooded tops and armed with knives - made off on foot towards the Ardoyne Road area.

DUP MP Nigel Dodds condemned the attack and said those responsible were "enemies of peace and good relations"."

"These premeditated sectarian attacks will be condemned by all right-thinking people and must be condemned from across the political spectrum," he said.

Earlier this month dissident republicans launched a gun attack on police close to the loyalist camp.

About 15 shots were fired from AK-47 assault rifles less than 50ft away from where around 60 people – ranging from young children to pensioners – had gathered at Twaddell Avenue.

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