Northern Ireland

Hamiltonsbawn, County Armagh: Two arrested over attempted theft

The ATM at Hamiltonsbawn Image copyright Gordon Adair
Image caption An explosion was heard in the early hours of Thursday morning at the shop

Two men have been arrested by police investigating the attempted theft of an ATM machine at a filling station in County Armagh.

An explosive device was attached to the ATM at the Costcutter shop in Hamiltonsbawn.

It exploded at about 02:30 BST on Thursday, causing extensive damage to the machine.

An Army bomb team made the device safe.

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