Latest: Bomb found in car on Derrylin Road

PSNI did not release details on the size of the device discovered

THE PSNI have confirmed that a bomb was found in a car abandoned on the Derrylin Road outside Enniskillen yesterday.

Security sources believe that the device may have been destined for a police station in Fermanagh.


The Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) confirmed that a section of the A509 between Derrylin village and Belnaleck was closed shortly after 6am yesterday morning (Friday) and traffic diversions were put in place.

People were also moved out of their home last night (Friday).

The device contained 60kg of home-made explosives packed into a beer keg.

Ulster Unionist MLA Tom Elliott  called on the public to report anything suspicious following the security alert.

Mr Elliott said: “It is very concerning for the entire Northern Ireland community when we learn of more security alerts. Many people within the area will obviously be worried about the impact that such disturbance will have in the area and to the community.

“It is important that everyone stays alert and inform the security services of anything suspicious. This is a very busy road so it is inevitable that this will cause significant disruption to people travelling but also to the local community, including elderly residents.

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