A truck full of bomb materials - more than twice the size of the Omagh bomb - was found in Northern Ireland on New Year's Eve.
The Police Service of Northern Ireland say they foiled a dissident attack after they found an articulated truck packed with 1000lb of explosives under a flyover bridge on the A1 road near Newry. The newly refurbished A1 is a roadway linking the North and South.
Police say the materials found in the truck could have fueled a powerful explosive device or a number of smaller devices.
It is believed the lorry had been driven from the Republic.
Security experts in the North say that the threat of a serious attack has never been higher. They say there had been concerns that dissidents would attack over Christmas or the New Year.
Shoppers and businesses were urged to watch out for suspicious activities, particularly when shops are very busy.
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