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Viable bomb found near Co Armagh police station

Evacuated residents have now been allowed to return to their homes.

AN EXPLOSIVE DEVICE has been discovered close to Tangradee police station in Co Armagh.

Army technical officers examined the object earlier today and declared it to be viable. They made it safe and took it away for examination.

Earlier, around 40 households were asked to evacuate after the suspicious object was found at around 10.30am. The Armagh Road was also closed off.

A PSNI spokesperson told that the security alert in Tandragee has now ended and residents have been allowed to return to their homes.

Police in Northern Ireland are appealing to anyone with any information on the incident to contact them at Armagh on 0845 600 8000. Alternatively if someone would like to pass information without giving their details they can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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