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Explosives linked to dissident republicans discovered in Co Tyrone

Explosives linked to dissident republicans have been discovered at two locations in Co Tyrone.

Detectives from the PSNI's Serious Crime Branch found a quantity of explosives during searches at two addresses in the Benburb area.

The searches were in relation to dissident republican activity.

Detective Chief Inspector Stuart Griffin said: “We removed a number of items during today’s searches, including a quantity of explosives, which will now be the subject of further examination.

“This operation today has removed these dangerous items from our communities and undoubtedly saved lives.

“We will continue in our efforts to disrupt terrorists and the crimes and activities they are involved in.”

Ulster Unionist Rosemary Barton MLA, said: “I would like to thank the PSNI for their dedication in tackling dissident republican activity across Fermanagh and South Tyrone. The dangerous items discovered in Benburb have now been removed, increasing the safety of local residents and ultimately saving lives.

“The people of Fermanagh and South Tyrone stand with PSNI as they continue to tackle criminal activity across the constituency. I would urge anybody that could be of assistance to on-going investigations, to get in touch with the PSNI as soon as possible.”

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