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Thiepval Barracks security alert 'nothing untoward'

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Police and army bomb experts are examining a suspicious item within the Thiepval Barracks complex.

Police and army bomb experts are examining a suspicious item within the Thiepval Barracks complex.

Police and army bomb experts are examining a suspicious item within the Thiepval Barracks complex.

A security alert sparked at Thiepval Barracks in Lisburn has ended.

The Belsize Road was closed while police and army bomb experts examined a suspicious item within the complex.

The object was found to be nothing untoward.

A number of nearby residents were evacuated but are now returning to their homes.

It comes just hours after a bomb exploded under a van in east Belfast seriously injuring a prison officer.

Police have warned it is part of a dissident republican plot to kill security forces in the lead up to the Easter Rising centenary.

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