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Bag of pipe bombs blown up by Army

By Rebecca Black

Published 16/06/2016

The discovery at a property on Etna Drive in Ardoyne sparked a security operation that saw residents evacuated from their homes for six hours
The discovery at a property on Etna Drive in Ardoyne sparked a security operation that saw residents evacuated from their homes for six hours

Controlled explosions were carried out after a bag containing pipe bombs was found at a house in north Belfast yesterday.

The discovery at a property on Etna Drive in Ardoyne sparked a security operation that saw residents evacuated from their homes for six hours.

Detective Inspector Mark McHaffie said the devices were safely detonated by Army bomb disposal experts.

"Police were called to the area at around 2pm after a bag containing what appeared to be a number of pipe bombs was discovered," he added.

The police officer also issued an appeal for information about the incident.

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