Northern Ireland

Pair charged in connection with discovery of explosive device in Co Louth

Two men were arrested on Wednesday in Enniskillen

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Two men have been charged to court after being arrested in Enniskillen on Wednesday in connection with a device found in Co Louth last month. (Niall Carson/PA)

Two men are due to appear in court in the north after being charged in connection with an explosive device found in Co Louth.

The pair, both aged 42, have been charged by detectives from the PSNI’s Terrorism Investigation Unit after they were arrested on Wednesday following searches in the Enniskillen area.

The policing operation was carried out in conjunction with Gardaí, and is linked to the discovery of a device in Co Louth on June 9.

The men have been charged with offences including preparation of terrorist acts, possessing explosives with intent to endanger life or cause serious damage to property, and possessing explosives under suspicious circumstances.

Both are due to appear before Dungannon Magistrates’ Court on Friday, and all charges will be reviewed by the Public Prosecution Service.