The PSNI believe they have chalked up another success against dissident republicans with the seizure of a large bomb in preparation.
This follows an arrest operation a few weeks ago in the Springfield Road area of West Belfast against alleged bomb-making. There were also attacks in Armagh and Londonderry were the bombs fortunately did not explode or reach their intended target. Dissidents were also blamed as possible instigators for the Dublin riots
This does give the impression that dissidents are trying to intensify their campaign with Armagh, Londonderry and Lurgan as the focus of their activities but police action and a lack of technical expertise are successfully thwarting them.
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