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Republicans blamed after weapon part discovered during Co Down security alert

Politicians claim it is latest evidence of dissident activity in south Down

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The alert on the Newcastle Road at Seaforde

The alert on the Newcastle Road at Seaforde

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The alert on the Newcastle Road at Seaforde

Security forces recovered part of a rocket propelled grenade launcher during a search near Seaforde in Co Down on Saturday, according to local representatives.

It's not yet know whether the find was functional, or something which has lain at the wooded site for years.

The PSNI has not confirmed the find, but local politicians told the Belfast Telegraph they had been assured by security force sources that an RPG part was involved.


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