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Two people escape uninjured after pipe bomb attack on house in Craigavon

A house in Craigavon was targeted in a pipe bomb attack in the early hours of Thursday
John Monaghan

TWO people have escaped injury after a pipe bomb was thrown at a house in Craigavon.

The rear of the house, in the Enniskeen area, was targeted at around 1am on Thursday.

Detective Sergeant Colin Patterson said: "The occupant subsequently discovered the remnants of what is believed to have been a pipe bomb in the back garden.

"Two people reported to be in the house at the time were uninjured."

DUP Upper Bann MLA Carla Lockhart tweeted: "Disgraceful attack on a home in Enniskeen area of Craigavon last night. Some might try and justify this but it's wrong and should not be happening."

Meanwhile, residents at an apartment block in north Belfast were evacuated for several hours yesterday after a pipe bomb was discovered.

Police were called to Northview Apartments on the Antrim Road at around 10.30am following reports of a suspicious object.

The device was later declared to be a pipe bomb and was taken away for forensic examination.

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