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Police launch investigation after two pipe bombs explode outside west Belfast house

Police return to Monagh Drive in west Belfast to carry out door to door enquiries following an over night pipe bomb attack on a home in the area Picture Mal McCann.
Marie Louise McConville

POLICE have appealed for information after two pipe bomb devices exploded outside a house in west Belfast.

The occupants of the property heard two bangs to the rear of the house at Monagh Drive at around 12.50am on Tuesday.

Police and British Army bomb disposal experts were called to the scene.

The remnants of what are believed to be two pipe bomb type devices were removed for further examination.

Police said the occupants, including a woman, two men and a baby were not injured.

There was no damage caused to the property.

A PSNI spokesman said they are working to "establish a motive for this incident".


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