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Man and woman killed in Dublin shooting

Police are investigating the shootings.

A man in his 30s and a woman in her 40s have died after a shooting in Dublin.

They were discovered with serious gunshot wounds in the Balbutcher area of Ballymun earlier on Wednesday.

Two others, a man and a woman, were treated for less serious injuries at the scene, Irish police said.

A silver Opel Zafira with 08 LS plates was found partially burnt out nearby.

The scene has been sealed off pending investigations and anyone who was in the area at the time has been asked to contact Gardaí.

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Three arrests linked to Belfast 'paramilitary' shootings

Police arrested three men in north and west Belfast. Credit: Pacemaker

Three men have been arrested in connection with two separate paramilitary shootings in north and west Belfast in June and July.

A number of properties were raided and a large quantity of cash and other items including mobile phones were seized.

The trio, aged 45, 46 and 54, are being held at Musgrave Police station under the Terrorism Act.

The two shootings happened in Jamaica Street on 25 June and at Henry Place on 22 July.

A further property in north Belfast was also searched in connection with the investigation.

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Army bomb squad examines Derry suspicious object

The scene of the alert. Credit: UTV

The Army bomb squad is dealing with a suspicious object in Londonderry.

It was found on Wednesday morning as police investigating dissident republican activity conducted a search in the Southway area of the city.

A spokesperson said: "Southway is currently closed to facilitate this examination, and is likely to be closed for the next few hours.

“I would like to ask for your patience and assure you that we will be making efforts to have the road reopened as soon as possible."

Woman treated in hospital after Derry arson

A woman had to be taken to hospital following a fire in Derry. Credit: PA

A woman has had to be treated in hospital following a suspected arson attack in Londonderry.

The woman was the only occupant in a house in the Lower Bennett Street area when a fire broke out after 7am on Wednesday.

She suffered smoke inhalation as a result.

Police are treating the incident as suspected arson with intent to endanger life.

PSNI Inspector Mullan said: “The property suffered damage, including the living room area, and there was smoke damage to other rooms.

“Enquiries are continuing and anyone with information is asked to contact detectives at Strand Road Criminal Investigation Branch by calling 101.”

Man injured in ‘serious assault’ in Newtownabbey

The 59-year-old man was found with serious injuries in a carpark outside commercial premises in the Longwood Road area on Tuesday night. Credit: PressEye

A man has been taken to hospital following a serious assault in Newtownabbey.

A passing police patrol discovered the 59 year old victim with serious injuries outside commercial premises, in the Longwood Road area at around 10:45pm on Tuesday night.

He was taken to hospital where his condition has been described as serious but stable.

Detective Inspector Chris Millar has appealed for information and said: “We are working to ascertain what happened to this man and would appeal to anyone who noticed any suspicious activity in the area or who has any other information to contact detectives on 101, quoting reference number 1360 15/08/17. Alternatively, information can be passed to the Crimestoppers charity anonymously by telephoning 0800 555 111.”

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