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Teenagers arrested over pipe bombs

Three teenagers have been arrested after separate pipe bomb and shotgun attacks linked to feuding drugs gangs.

Detectives believe the incidents were in retaliation for a gun attack on Sunday night outside the Marble Arch pub in Crumlin, south Dublin.

It is believed a number of men walked into the bar, ordered another man outside and opened fire on the street. No-one was injured.

A 16-year-old youth was detained in the Herberton area near St James's Hospital after a Garda patrol spotted him acting suspiciously.

A shotgun was recovered at the scene.

It is understood he was being questioned over an earlier attack on a home in Galtymore Park in Drimnagh after a shotgun was blasted through a kitchen window.

Two youths aged 18 and 17 were detained in the same area in follow-up operations.

All three were being questioned under section 30 of the Offences Against the State Act at Crumlin, Terenure and Sundrive Road Garda stations.

The arrests came less than three hours after a suspected pipe bomb was thrown at the front window of a home on Monasterboice Road in Crumlin, damaging two neighbouring houses.

Senior gardai in the Crumlin/Drimnagh area also suspect all the incidents were linked to a wider feud between two major drugs gangs in the area.

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