Irish terror suspect is shot

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A SUSPECTED member of a dissident hardline Irish republican group was shot and injured by police last night during an attempted raid on a security van in the Irish Republic.

The shooting followed a police surveillance operation in Co Wicklow and first reports said the shot man was seriously hurt.

Five men were arrested after the incident and police recovered a number of weapons, including a rocket launcher.

Also found at the scene was an assault rifle and two handguns.

The gunmen were understood to have set up a roadblock near Ashford on the main Wicklow-Dublin road in a bid to hold up a security van transporting cash. They were confronted by armed police and there was an exchange of fire, during which one of the raiders was hit. No police officers were injured.

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