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TOWN AT STANDSTILL IN 'FEUD' BOMB ALERT; Army squad deployed after 'suspicious' object found near parked car.

Byline: NIALL O'CONNOR and CORMAC BYRNE

THE Army bomb squad was deployed yesterday evening after the discovery of a "suspicious" device near a parked car.

The incident happened on the Dublin Road in Drogheda, Co Louth at around 2.40pm.

This Gardai erected a large security cordon and diverted traffic at the scene near St Mary's church.

The alarm was raised and the Army Explosive Ordnance Disposal unit was called to the scene.

Last night gardai confirmed the alert had ended and a spokesman said: "The scene at Dublin Road, Drogheda, has now been deemed safe.

"The suspect device was recovered and made safe by Army EOD.

"Both the car and device have been removed for a technical and forensic examination by investigating gardai. The cordon and local traffic diversions have been lifted.

"A Garda investigation into the matter is continuing."

This is the latest in a series of incidents that have occurred in the Co Louth town since Thursday night.

A source told the Irish Mirror they are part of a dispute between two feuding groups.

Gardai confirmed the first incident involved what appears to be a petrol bomb which was thrown at a house in the Termon Abbey area.

There were no injuries and minor damage was caused to the property.

Less than 15 minutes later at 11.29pm officers received reports a man had entered a halting site in the Cement Road area allegedly carrying a firearm.

Gardai went to the location but nothing was found and no one was injured.

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