Belfast Telegraph

Chaos after pipe bomb is found in west Belfast garden

By Michael McHugh

A pipe bomb has been found in the garden of a house in west Belfast.

Police removed it from Dunmurry Lane for further examination.

It caused traffic chaos, the evacuation of residents from their homes and closure of schools.

A string of security alerts and a bomb attack which injured a prison officer in east Belfast in recent days have been linked to dissident republicans.

Police chiefs have warned the terrorists could ramp up their activities as the centenary of the 1916 Easter Rising approaches.

Sinn Fein Assembly Member Jennifer McCann said: "Local residents are rightfully angry at this incident and the people behind these recent spate of attacks have done nothing but brought hardship to local communities and need to stop this activity immediately.

"The security alert in Dunmurry Lane has caused massive disruption including people having to be evacuated from their homes and traffic chaos in the area."

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