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Explosive device hurled at officers

An improvised explosive device has been thrown at a police foot patrol in Northern Ireland.

None of the officers were injured in the Meadowbrook area of Craigavon, Co Armagh, on Wednesday morning.

Meanwhile, a small but viable pipe bomb has been discovered in Carnhill, Londonderry.

Police Service of Northern Ireland Craigavon district commander chief superintendent Alasdair Robinson said: "This was a mindless attack on police officers just trying to do their jobs. It is by sheer good fortune that one of those officers was not killed or seriously injured."

The police were neighbourhood officers doing community-based work.

The Londonderry alert, which caused a number of homes to be evacuated, was continuing on Wednesday evening.

Police received reports of a suspicious object in the Carnhill estate at 9.30am on Wednesday morning.

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