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Security alerts in Clady and Limavady end

The report of an explosive device follows similar incidents in Co Derry  

SECURITY alerts in Clady and Limavady have come to an end, following reports that explosive devices had been left in the areas.

The Urney Road in Clady, Co Tyrone reopened at around 3.10pm today after police found nothing following searches.

It was closed between the junctions with Bells Road and Bellspark Road from early this morning.

The security alert follows the discovery of a suspicious object on the Leighery Road near Limavady, Co Derry yesterday afternoon.

The PSNI examined the object and have described it as nothing untoward. The road has now been reopened.

Controlled explosions have been carried out on viable devices left close to Dungiven recently.

The area around Carnanbane Road outside Feeny was closed off for a day after a device was found on Wednesday.

Another security alert on the Legavallon Road at Drumsurn ended after four days on Saturday November 14.

In a statement to a Derry newspaper, republican group Óglaigh na hÉireann claimed it planted a bomb in the Drumsurn area five weeks ago.

It also claimed responsibility for a mortar and gun attack in the Currynierin area of Derry earlier this year.

It is believed British soldiers who took part in training exercises in the Drumsurn area may have been the target.

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