Car bomb discovered in Castlewellan

The BBC are reporting that an army bomb disposal team has discovered 300lb of homemade explosives in the boot of a car in Castlewellan, County Down. The security alert began on Tuesday after a telephoned warning of a bomb in the village. Despite the reference to a warning “to a newsroom” none of the reports have identified any organisation as claiming responsibility. Adds via NCM in the comments, some more details here

The callers claimed the bomb was originally intended for the nearby British army base at Ballykinler but that it had been abandoned.


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