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19 Aug 2019 | 12:08 PM UTC

UK: Bomb attack reported in County Fermanagh (Northern Ireland) August 19

United Kingdom News Alert

Authorities report bomb attack in County Fermanagh (Northern Ireland) on August 19; heightened security presence expected

TIMEFRAME expected from 8/19/2019, 12:00 AM until 8/20/2019, 11:59 PM (Europe/Belfast). COUNTRY/REGION County Fermanagh

Event

An explosion was reported in County Fermanagh (Northern Ireland), near the border with Ireland on Monday, August 19. The incident follows an initial police response to a bomb scare in the evening (local time) on Sunday, August 18, and was declared a false alarm by authorities thereafter. Once police returned for a follow-up search of the area on August 19, a bomb went off in the morning. No injuries were reported. It was not immediately clear who was behind the bombing.

A heightened security presence and transportation disruptions are to be expected over the coming hours as police investigate the incident.  

Advice

Individuals in County Fermanagh are advised to monitor developments, avoid the area, report suspicious objects and behavior to the police, prepare for transportation disruptions, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.

 

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