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Irish police find 'terrorist camp'

"Real IRA" slogan on a wall in West Belfast

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DUBLIN, Ireland (CNN) -- Police in the Republic of Ireland have arrested 10 suspected members of a paramilitary group opposed to the Northern Ireland peace process at what authorities believe was a terrorist training camp.

Police on Sunday also seized guns and ammunition from the site, in a forest 240 kilometers (150 miles) south of Dublin.

They called the arrests a "major breakthrough" in the efforts to crack down on Irish Republican Army (IRA) splinter groups blamed for numerous attacks.

Authorities suspect the 10 men are linked to the Continuity IRA or the Real IRA, or both.

The two groups have worked together to oppose the peace process which is supported by the IRA and its political wing Sinn Fein.

On Saturday, police informed Sinn Fein President Gerry Adams that he was being targeted by dissident republican groups because of his participation in the peace process. Police told Adams his life was in danger.

It is unclear how many people are associated with the Continuity IRA and the Real IRA, but authorities estimate the number may be as high as 300.

Journalist Peter Taggart of Downtown Radio in Belfast contributed to this report


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