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Guns and ammunition found during 'dissident' searches

Category: Northern Ireland

Published: 27th Apr 2012 21:43:44

Police have found a number of guns and ammunition during an operation in north Belfast to combat dissident republican terrorism.

Army bomb experts were also sent to the area and officers in white forensic suits carried out searches on a patch of derelict land.

A number of houses in Ardglen Place were evacuated during the operation which began on Friday evening.

A PSNI spokesperson said the operation has now ended.

The recovered weapons have been taken away for forensic examination.

Army bomb experts were also sent to the area and officers in white forensic suits carried out searches on a patch of derelict land.

The PSNI District Commander for north and west Belfast, Chief Superintendent George Clarke, said the actions of police had "undoubtedly thwarted the attempts of criminals to inflict death, injury and misery on the community of north Belfast."

"Police are determined to work to protect the communities from these threats and would appeal for the public's continued assistance and co-operation," he said.

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