Police find dissident republican arms cache
Published 06/08/2016 | 02:30
Police have uncovered what is believed to be a significant dissident republican arms hide in Co Armagh.
A bomb was still being dealt with in Lurgan late last night and three firearms were also recovered.
The weapons find was made in a wooded area and follows a number of recent seizures.
Police found constituent parts of homemade explosives, improvised mortars, launchers and a number of pipe bombs; three firearms, a variety of ammunition and a Taser stun gun.
PSNI Detective Superintendent Karen Baxter said: "We consider this to be a significant and successful find.
"It has made communities safer and it has undoubtedly saved lives."
Some of the items were ready for use and others were in an advanced state of preparedness.
Det Supt Baxter said detectives believed one of the finds was a "fully constructed explosive device".
The weapons were close to a derelict house near the railway line between Belfast and Portadown in Co Armagh.
Det Supt Baxter said: "It has all the hallmarks of violent dissident republican activity."