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Bomb goes off close to main cross-border railway line

By Rebecca Black

Published 08/05/2015

A bomb exploded close to the main cross-border railway line in Newry yesterday
A bomb exploded close to the main cross-border railway line in Newry yesterday

A bomb exploded close to the main cross-border railway line in Newry yesterday.

The line was closed for several hours as Army bomb experts examined the scene.

The device had been left on the Barracric Road, a short distance from the city centre, close to the railway line where the main Belfast to Dublin train service operates.

Several of the cross-border services were delayed as a result, and a temporary replacement bus service was put in place for part of the journey for a while. The road and train line reopened around 8.30pm.

A PSNI spokeswoman said: "Parts of what is believed to be remnants of the device have been taken away for further examination."

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