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Police recover two pipe bombs in Derry

Published 17/06/2016

The devices were found on Thursday on the Highmoor Road during an operation involving police and ATO
The devices were found on Thursday on the Highmoor Road during an operation involving police and ATO

Two pipe bombs have been recovered in Londonderry.

The devices were found on Thursday on the Highmoor Road during an operation involving police and ATO.

PSNI Chief Inspector Gordon McCalmont said: "These devices were viable and I welcome the fact that we have discovered them and made them safe.

"One line of enquiry is that these devices are connected to violent dissident Republican terrorism. While there are a small minority who are intent to cause terror in our community, this operation shows that police remain committed to keeping people safe and we will continue to work tirelessly to do so.

"I would appeal to anyone who witnessed any suspicious activity in the Highmoor Road area yesterday or in recent days to contact us on the non-emergency number 101.

"Alternatively, information can also be given anonymously through Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111."

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