Belfast Telegraph

House door blown off in attack

The front door of a house has been blown off its hinges in a suspected pipe bomb attack.

The porch of the home in Clondalkin, west Dublin was destroyed in the blast.

The outdoor sliding glass doors were completely shattered and shards of glass shot into the garden and across Shancastle Road.

The door was blown 10ft into the garden.

An inner wooden front door was shredded by the force of the blast and holes were blown in the hallway walls and plaster.

The attack took place at about 10.15pm on Monday.

A Defence Forces spokesman said the bomb squad carried out a post-blast analysis of the scene, which was declared safe at about midnight.

It is understood there were five people in the home at the time but no-one was injured.

A Garda forensic team was examining the scene and the Defence Forces bomb disposal unit has remained on hand to support the investigation.

The bomb squad has been deployed 60 times this year.

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