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Three explosive devices 'abandoned' beside busy Northern Ireland road, says DUP councillor

Police and the Army bomb squad attended the scene. Presseye
Police and the Army bomb squad attended the scene. Presseye

Three explosive devices were uncovered in a security alert in Antrim, with a local councillor claiming they appeared to have been abandoned beside a busy main road.

Police were forced to close part of the main A26 on Sunday afternoon after the report of a suspicious object left in the area around noon. Traffic to the nearby Junction One shopping centre was affected.

Army bomb experts attended the scene and found three explosives. Searches were conducted in a field.

The alert ended just before 8pm and all cordons lifted. No homes were affected by the disruption.

DUP councillor for the area Jordan Greer condemned those behind the incident.

"While the three devices uncovered appear to have been abandoned they still posed significant risk to anyone in close proximity," he said.

"Thanks to the PSNI and Army technical officers who swiftly ensured traffic diversions were in place and the safe disposal of the devices carried out. Sadly this type of incident remains all to common within Northern Ireland."

Police have appealed for information.

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