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Stun grenade-style devices used by police in west Belfast as six arrested in INLA probe

Six men have been arrested by police following a search in west Belfast's Glen Road area on Tuesday.
Staff Reporter

POLICE investigating criminality linked to the INLA in west Belfast have used 'flash bang' devices in an operation that saw six men arrested.

A search was carried out in the Glen Road area of the city on Tuesday night, with 'distraction devices' used by officers from the PSNI's Paramilitary Crime Task Force.

A PSNI spokesperson said that following the use of the stun grenade-style devices, the Police Ombudsman was informed.

Six men aged between 28 and 54, were arrested on suspicion of serious crime offences and last night remained in police custody.

The spokesperson added: "The search and arrests were in connection with an ongoing investigation into criminality linked to the Irish National Liberation Army. There are no further details available at this time."

Police confirmed this morning that the six men have been released on bail pending further enquiries.


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