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Ms Burns has said she believes the IRA was responsible for the attack.
A live mortar and launching tube have been found by security personnel in Co Armagh.
The device was found at Cornakinnegar Road just north of Lurgan last night.
A PSNI spokesman said the discovery was made during an ongoing operation. Army bomb disposal officers were called to the scene and remained there for a number of hours. The main railway line to Dublin was closed from just after 4pm with cross border passengers being bussed between stations in Moira and Lurgan.
Police said the line was reopened shortly after 7.45pm.
Mayor of Craigavon Kenneth Twyble described the find as worrying.
Originally posted by infinite
The IRA army council needs to go asap really.
A BBC reporter asked Gerry Adams about and he replied by calling that a "stupid question".
The problem with the IRA, is not the senior members, but the members who did ask Sinn Fein not to support policing in Northern Ireland. Thus, some did threaten to start working with dissidents.
But, as you kinda put it, mainstream republicans have to be REALLY stupid to lunch any terrorist style attack now. It would cost them everything.
However, many feel that it will all start up again but is likely to be over drugs or something, meaning the former paramilitaries become more like drug cartels.
Originally posted by spencerjohnstone
Thought it was funny the Northern Ireland Secretary, being asked to pack his bags and leave soon ...........
Martin McGuinness told the conference that his first meeting with Mr Paisley "went very well".
"I have to say that my meeting with Ian Paisley was first-class and his attitude, his approach, during the course of the meeting, as it was during the course of the meeting last Monday, could not have been better," Mr McGuinness said.
He said they even appeared to share a joke when they both signed a letter asking Secretary of State Peter Hain to leave his Stormont office.
"I asked him (Mr Paisley) was this the beginning of a new 'Brits out' strategy on behalf of the DUP, and he smiled," he said.
December 1999 was the last time the party leaders agreed to select their departments.
This time around, the leaders of the four main parties are expected to meet behind closed doors and take turns selecting departments, under the d'Hondt formula.
Mr Paisley is expected to select finance as his first choice, while Mr Adams has not yet indicated what his choice will be.
Secretary of State Peter Hain has promised to give ministers-in-waiting access to their departments.
At the weekend he also agreed to a request from Mr Paisley and Mr McGuinness to hand over offices at Stormont Castle.
Last week, in a ground-breaking meeting at Stormont, Ian Paisley and Gerry Adams agreed to share power in a restored NI Assembly on 8 May.