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Police seize pipe bombs and ammunition linked to INLA

By Staff Reporter

The INLA has been linked to the discovery of a cache of pipe-bombs in west Belfast.

Police also found a quantity of ammunition during a security alert at a house in Conway Street.

All of the items have been removed for further examination.

Traffic was diverted away from Conway Street but it has now reopened and evacuated residents have returned to their homes.

Detective chief inspector Pete Mullan said: "The search, which was part of an ongoing investigation into organised criminality associated to INLA by detectives from PSNI's Reactive and Organised Crime Branch, uncovered five pipe-bombs and a quantity of ammunition.

"These are for one purpose only - to kill and injure people.

"Today's operation demonstrates our ongoing commitment to keep people safe in our communities."

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