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Car covered in 'AAD' graffiti at centre of Belfast security alert

Controlled explosions carried out

A car with smashed windows and 'AAD' (Action Against Drugs) graffiti is at the centre of a security alert in Belfast.

The alert caused widespread disruption in the city on the Tuesday morning commute.  Police responded to a report of a suspect vehicle in the North Queen Street Area at around 1am. A large number of officers "saturated" the area according to witnesses.

Roads around the area were sealed off ahead of the Army bomb squad's arrival at around 3am. Residents were forced to leave their homes while investigations took place.

Sources told the Belfast Telegraph a number of controlled explosions have been carried out on the car.

The alert has ended and all roads reopened to traffic.

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