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Pipe bombs found during security alert in Strabane

By Lesley-Anne McKeown

Published 26/11/2016

Two viable pipe bombs have been found during a security alert
Two viable pipe bombs have been found during a security alert

Two viable pipe bombs have been found during a security alert.

The devices, discovered at Springhill Park in Strabane, Co Tyrone, were made safe by Army bomb disposal experts.

They have since been removed for forensic examination.

No homes were evacuated but a number of roads in the area were closed while technical teams examined the objects.

Detective Inspector Jenna Fitzpatrick from the Police Service of Northern Ireland said those responsible had shown little regard for the community.

"This incident has caused inconvenience and disruption for the local community and I would like to thank the members of the public for their patience and cooperation during the operation," she said.

"An investigation is now under way to find those responsible for recklessly putting the lives of local people at risk by leaving these devices in a busy residential area."

Anyone with information is asked to contact police in Strabane on 101.

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