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Object found under car 'not bomb'

An object found under the car of a soldier in Northern Ireland was not an explosive, police have said.

A security alert triggered this evening in Portadown, Co Armagh, saw Army bomb disposal officers deployed and a number of houses were evacuated near the scene of the discovery.

But police have now said the item recovered was not explosive.

Evacuated residents have been able to return to their homes.

PSNI superintendent Simon Walls said: "While police are keeping an open mind the item is not believed to be suspicious.

"Although this incident caused disruption to local residents, my colleagues and I are committed to keeping people safe and this operation proves that this is our upmost priority."

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