facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
X
Breaking News: ISIS allegedly beheads second American journalist
 

IRA eyed after 600-pound car bomb found

April 28, 2012 at 11:27 AM   |   Comments

NEWRY, Northern Ireland, April 28 (UPI) -- Police in Northern Ireland said a 600-pound car bomb discovered in Newry was set to be detonated.

The abandoned van was one of the biggest ever found in Northern Ireland and was believed to belong to a dissident branch of the Irish Republican Army opposed to the current peace process.

Chief Superintendent Alasdair Robinson told reporters the device was "fully primed and ready for use" and would have caused "significant damage and casualties."

"The device contained two blue barrels with … homemade explosives in each one, and a detonator -- all the equipment which meant this device was ready to go," he said.

The investigation into Thursday's discovery stretched into the weekend; however, suspicions centered on IRA factions seeking to derail the peace process.

CNN said at least two other smaller bombs had been disposed of in Newry, and another device was found Friday night under a parked car in Belfast.

© 2012 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Recommended UPI Stories
Featured UPI Collection
trending
Notable deaths of 2014 [PHOTOS]

Notable deaths of 2014 [PHOTOS]

Most Popular
1
Madeleine McCann report finds authorities hindered investigation
2
Obama approval rating hits record low in blue California
3
At least 6 dead in Paris apartment explosion
4
Islamic State allegedly beheads second American journalist
5
Bronx man dies by self-decapitation
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback