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East Belfast home targeted in petrol bomb attack

Police are investigating after petrol bombs were thrown at a house in east Belfast. Picture by Justin Kernoghan/ Photopress

TWO petrol bombs have been thrown at a house in east Belfast.

Police said damage was caused to an outer door of the property in the Larkfield Road area.

One of the devices failed to ignite during the attack at around 11.45pm on Friday.

It is understood a young couple live in the property, but no-one was in the house at the time.

Police are believed to be following a line of enquiry. It is understood it is not being treated as a racially-motivated crime.

Meanwhile, windows have been damaged at a house in west Belfast in an attack which is been treated as a race hate crime.

Police said they received a report of criminal damage in the Stewartstown Road area at around 11pm on Thursday.

No-one was in the house at the time of the attack.

Police have appealed for information.

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