Belfast Telegraph

Monday 21 April 2014

Homes evacuated in pipebomb scare

PSNI said they have no motive for an attempted pipe-bomb attack

Detectives are looking for a motive for a pipebomb attack in in Co Tyrone.

A number of homes in Cookstown were evacuated when the suspicious device was spotted under a car on Saturday afternoon.

PSNI said partially-exploded component parts of the pipebomb-type device were removed from under a vehicle on the Orritor Road.

"A motive for the attack has yet to be established but at this stage we believe the owner of the vehicle has no connection with the security forces," a police spokeswoman added.

Army bomb disposal experts have taken the viable device from the scene for a forensic examination and residents have returned to their homes.

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