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Army experts deal with pipe-bomb

Police have said a pipe-bomb found in north Belfast was viable.

At about 4pm on Saturday police received a report of a suspicious object in the Shanlieve Park area.

Army and police attended and a number of homes were evacuated.

The alert ended at 7.30pm.

Police said the object had been examined and was a “viable pipe bomb-type device”. It has been taken away for further examination.

Meanwhile, a security alert in west Belfast earlier on Saturday was declared a hoax.

Army bomb disposal experts were called to examine a suspicious object which was discovered at Stockmans Avenue.

A number of people were moved from their homes during the alert.

They were allowed to return a short time later when the alert was declared a hoax.

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