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Pair arrested in terrorism probe in Northern Ireland

The men have been taken for questioning.
The men have been taken for questioning.

Two men have been arrested by the PSNI's terrorism unit in its investigation into dissident republican activity.

A 44-year-old was arrested in west Belfast with another 41-year-old was detained in Glenavy.

They have been taken to the serious crime suite in Musgrave police station for questioning on a number of offences including extortion and intimidation.

Meanwhile, a 49-year-old man has been arrested in Strabane by police investigating the activities of the INLA.

Detectives from the PSNI's Organised Crime Branch detained the man under the Terrorism Act on Wednesday and carried out a search of a house in the area.

PSNI Detective Inspector Tom McClure said: "The man was arrested under section 41 of the Terrorism Act 2000, on suspicion of a number of offences including blackmail, membership of a proscribed organisation and being concerned in the supply of controlled drugs.

"He has been taken to the Serious Crime Suite at Musgrave Police Station for questioning."

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