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Thursday 27 July 2017

Two men charged over possession of explosives

Two men were charged in Belfast today with possessing explosives.

The pair, aged 25 and 38, are due to appear at a court in the city tomorrow, according to the Police Service of Northern Ireland.

It is understood they were detained on the outskirts of west Belfast on Saturday during a security alert in the Lagmore area where a number of items, including a suspected pipe bomb, were taken away for examination.

A third man, aged 27, who was also detained at the time, has been released unconditionally.

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