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Police warn of strong threat of attack from dissident republicans

There is a "strong possibility" that dissident republicans will carry out attacks in the run-up to Christmas, a senior police chief has warned.

Assistant Chief Constable Will Kerr said violence from such groups posed a "severe threat" in Northern Ireland and appealed for people to be vigilant in spotting suspicious objects.

He also appealed for members of the public to be patient as police officers carry out security operations.

BBC News NI Home Affairs Correspondent Vincent Kearney reports.

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