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Five held over Armagh blast

Five men have been arrested by detectives investigating the attempted murder of police in a bomb blast in Northern Ireland.

Dissident republicans opposed to the peace process were blamed for last weekend's attack in Lurgan, Co Armagh, when police were lured to a bomb in the Victoria Street area, which was then detonated.

Police said the five suspects, aged 28, 31 and 36, and two 46-year-olds, were detained in Co Armagh yesterday.