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A 'viable explosive device' was found outside a property in County Armagh

A 'viable explosive device' was found outside a property in County Armagh

A 'viable explosive device' was found outside a property in County Armagh

Detectives are appealing for witnesses after an object - described as a "viable explosive device" - was found in County Armagh.

The suspicious object was discovered outside a property on Elm Park Road, Killylea, at around 3pm on Friday, the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) said.

The road was closed for several hours while experts examined the object which the PSNI said has been described as "a crude but viable explosive device".

The operation ended at around 10pm last night.

A motive for the incident has not yet been established and detectives are appealing for anyone who witnessed the incident or anyone with any information to contact them in Newry Police Station on the non-emergency number 101.

Information can also be passed anonymously via the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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