600 Lb. Bomb Found in N. Ireland

A bomb containing 600 pounds of homemade explosives was found along a road in Northern Ireland, Irish police said Tuesday. Army officials believe that the bomb was planted by Republican dissidents. While warnings of the bomb circulated last week, this weekend officials discovered a command wire leading across the border. Twenty people in the area were evacuated from their homes before the explosive was disarmed, and police have launched a major investigation for suspects. “There could have been a devastating outcome to this incident,” the police chief said. “The actions of terrorist criminals in planting this device in the Forkhill area put local people and police officers at significant risk.”