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Bomb found in Dublin hours before Giro cycling stage: police

Published on May 13, 2014 2:18 AM

DUBLIN (AFP) - Irish police arrested a man after a huge car bomb was found in Dublin hours before the city welcomed a stage of the Giro d'Italia cycling race at the weekend, police said Monday.

The bomb, reportedly containing 22 kilos of explosives made from fertiliser, was found in a Northern Ireland-registered vehicle in a hotel car park on Saturday night, police said.

On Sunday, Germany's Marcel Kittel won his second successive Giro d'Italia stage win on the final day of the race in Ireland.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility but suspicion fell on dissident republican groups opposed to the peace process in Northern Ireland.

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