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02/06/2005

Houses targeted in bomb attacks

Police are appealing for information following two bomb attacks at homes in Co Armagh on Wednesday.

Detectives believe the attacks at two houses at Brooke Manor and Milltown in Ahorey may have been racially motivated.

The devices were put through the letter boxes of the houses shortly after midnight, however only minor damage was caused and no-one was injured

The area was cordoned off while Army technical officers examined the scene and a number of items were taken away.

Sinn Féin MP for Newry & Armagh Conor Murphy has slammed those responsible for the attacks.

“It was only through good luck that nobody within the two houses was seriously injured and I would extend my best wishes to the victims of these bomb attacks," he said.

Ulster Unionist Newry & Armagh assembly member, Danny Kennedy, described the attacks as "despicable".

"This will abhor all right-thinking people, and the local community will undoubtedly rally round and lend every support to the victims."

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 028 9065 0222.

(MB/SP)

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