The 600-lb bomb that was found in Newry on the Irish border could have led to a major disaster if it had not been noticed in time and defused as understood from a news report in the BBC dated 29th April 2012.
The explosive device had been placed inside an abandoned van on the Fathom Line and it was double the size of a similar bomb that had exploded outside the Newry court house two years earlier.
In case it had exploded, it would have caused severe casualties and killed everyone within a 50-m radius and would also have seriously injured all those up to 100-m away.
Earlier in the month, a bomb turned up near the Cloghogue roundabout, also in Newry, just off the main Belfast to Dublin dual carriageway.
Hence, the police are treading with caution.