Security forces from both sides of the Irish border are scrambling to find a 300-pound bomb that the Real IRA may have smuggled from the Republic into Northern Ireland. A telephone call alerted authorities that the device was intended for an army barracks. Belfast was also on alert after a device that turned out to be a "sophisticated hoax" was discovered, reports the Telegraph.
"The red light went up on Monday and there is a panic on that the next thing to happen is a bomb somewhere in the north," said one Northern Irish security officer. The tip-off came on Monday, after the murder of two soldiers in Antrim but before the shooting of a police officer later that day.