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Explosives seized in anti-dissident raids in Co Tyrone

Explosives have been seized by police in Co Tyrone

EXPLOSIVES have been found during a police operation in Co Tyrone against dissident republicans.

Detectives from the PSNI's Serious Crime Branch searched two addresses in the village of Benburb yesterday.

Detective Chief Inspector Stuart Griffin said officers seized several items including "a quantity of explosives, which will now be the subject of further examination".

"This operation...has removed these dangerous items from our communities and undoubtedly saved lives," he said.

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