Belfast Telegraph

House targeted in pipe bomb attack

One pipe bomb exploded and a second was made safe after a house in Co Limerick was targeted on Tuesday morning.

The device damaged the front door of the property at Ballywilliam in Rathkeale when it exploded shortly before 4.30am.

No-one was injured in the blast.

When gardai arrived at the scene a second improvised explosive device was discovered outside and the area was evacuated.

The bomb disposal team arrived on scene at 7.30am and made the second device safe. It was handed over to the gardai for investigation.

The Defence Forces said a post-blast analysis was also conducted at the site of the earlier explosion and the scene was declared safe at 9am.

It was the 198th time one of the army's bomb disposal teams was called out this year. Of those 48 devices were viable.

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