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'Substantial' bomb found in Northern Ireland

Police in Northern Ireland say a van left under a bridge on the main Belfast to Dublin road contained a sophisticated and substantial bomb, which could have caused huge devastation and loss of life.

The vehicle was abandoned near Newry in County Down on Thursday.

The police say it contained a wheelie bin packed with 500lbs of home-made explosives.

Nick Higham reports.

  • 09 Apr 2011