29/01/2004

'Viable' bomb defused in Belfast office

A bomb was defused today outside the office of a loyalist prisoners support organisation in York Street, Belfast.

A police spokesperson described the device as "viable" and Army technical officers carried out three controlled explosions to disarm the device.

Staff of the North Belfast Prisoners' Aid group found the device taped to a door in the group's office.

The road outside the office was closed for most of the morning while Army bomb disposal experts dealt with the device.

(SP)

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