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Suspicious object prompts security alert at Camlough Lake

There is currently an ongoing security alert around Camlough Lake this afternoon (Monday).

The Newtown Road at the south Armagh beauty spot, just outside the village, has been closed in both directions following the discovery of a suspicious object.

Local diversions are now in place however members of the public are asked to avoid the area whilst the object is examined.

Army Technical Officers have been deployed to the scene.

The alert is expected to remain in place for a number of hours.

There are no further details at this stage.

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