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Thursday 21 September 2017

Hundreds evacuated in Co Tyrone security alert

Army bomb disposal experts are examining a van abandoned outside a police station in Co Tyrone.

The vehicle sparked a security alert when it was left outside Aughnacloy police station on the Dungannon Road on Thursday night.

Ammunition technical officers were called to the scene and police and emergency services were clearing the area.

Around 350 local people were evacuated from their homes and were spending the night at a nearby church hall.

Police said roads into and out of Aughnacloy were sealed off and urged the public and motorists to avoid the town.

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