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Garda Armed Support Unit at the scene of public order incident in Ballyfermot

It is believed that at least two people have sustained knife injuries in the incident.

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TWO PEOPLE HAVE sustained injuries and the Garda Armed Support Unit are at the scene of a public order incident in Ballyfermot. 

It is believed that two individuals have sustained knife injuries in the pre-planned incident involving two rival groups of people.

Dozens of people are believed to have been involved. 

Gardaí confirmed that shortly after 1pm units were called to the scene of a public order incident at Clifden Drive, Cherry Orchard following reports of a disturbance involving a number of youths.

Two men (mid-20s) have been removed from the scene for medical attention. Their injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.

A number of local garda units as well as members of the Armed Support Unit are at the scene. 

Gardaí said that enquiries are ongoing.  

- With reporting from Garreth MacNamee

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