Ireland: Quarry searched and three arrested in dissident pipe bomb probe

Gardai were continuing to search a quarry last night where it is suspected pipe bombs were being made by dissident Republicans.

The search operation at a rural location on the Carlow/Kildare border follows the arrest of three men today by heavily armed gardai.

“This is an investigation into the manufacture of improvised explosive devices by a dissident Republican grouping,” a senior source said last night.

“The arrests followed a lengthy surveillance operation,” the source added.

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