Northern Ireland

Dungannon security alert: Viable device found

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Image caption The device has been made safe and has been taken away for further examination

The PSNI has said a viable device has been found during a security alert in Dungannon, County Tyrone.

Army Technical Officers attended the scene at Fairmount Park at about 11:00 GMT on Wednesday following the discovery of a suspicious object.

The device has been made safe and has been taken away for further examination.

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Image caption Residents have since been allowed to return to their homes and the road has re-opened

A number of houses had to be evacuated during the incident while the operation was under way.

Residents have since been allowed to return to their homes and the road has re-opened.

Insp Robert McGowan thanked residents and the business community for their "patience" during the operation.

Police are appealing for witnesses.