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Bomb defused near G8 venue

A 'viable bomb' found in an abandoned car in County Fermanagh has been made safe, according to security sources in Northern Ireland. The bomb was found 16 miles away from this summer's G8 summit venue.

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Bomb found close to N Ireland G8 summit venue

The abandoned car containing a viable bomb was found close to the venue for this summer's G8 conference of world leaders in Northern Ireland.

The device was found in Derrylin Road (purple marker), not far from the site of this summer's G-8 conference (c). Credit: Google Maps

It was made safe in an abandoned car in County Fermanagh, located just 16 miles from the exclusive Lough Erne golf resort that will host the summit this June.

There has been a heavy security presence in the area ahead of the G8.

Police closed the road as the viable devise was defused. Credit: ITV News

US President Barack Obama, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Russian President Vladimir Putin are among those expected to attend the G8 meeting at Lough Erne near Enniskillen.

The security alert over today's bomb on the Derrylin Road has now ended.

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