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Two men being questioned following foiled suspected shooting operation

A firearm and ammunition were recovered by gardaí yesterday.

The Long Mile Road in Walkinstown
The Long Mile Road in Walkinstown
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TWO MEN ARE today still in custody following arrests in Dublin as part of an operation against a suspected gangland incident.

Around an hour after the 2pm kick-off yesterday in Ireland’s match against Belgium at Euro 2016, gardaí intercepted a car on the Naas dual carriageway and a subsequent search turned up a firearm and ammunition.

A man in his thirties was arrested at the scene.

A second car was stopped on the Long Mile Road in the Walkinstown area of the south of the city shortly after this, and a second man in his thirties was arrested.

Both men are believed to be associates of the Kinahan gang and their questioning at garda stations in Dublin today is ongoing.

RTÉ is reporting that the men intended to carry out a shooting in the capital, and that the weapon seized was a Glock 9mm semi-automatic hand gun. 

The two men are being held under Section 30 of the Offences Against the State Act.

Read: Two men arrested over firearms offences linked to Kinahan gang – reports

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