30/07/2001

Police investigate County Antrim pipe bomb attacks

Police in Northern Ireland are investigating three overnight pipe bomb attacks on houses in County Antrim.

The first incident happened in Newtownabbey when a stone, followed by a bomb, was thrown into the bedroom of a house in Abbeyville Park around 11.30pm on Sunday 29 July. It exploded causing severe damage to the room, and the couple in the house escaped injury but suffered shock.

The second incident took place in north Belfast where army bomb experts defused a device found at the back of a house in Manor Close around 1am on Monday 30 July. The device did not explode and was taken away for examination.

In Larne, a third pipe bomb device exploded in the garden of a house in Loran Crescent around 2am on Monday morning.

Damage was caused to the kitchen window and people residing in the house were treated for shock. (AMcE)

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