Device left outside home 'as a warning'
Published 25/08/2011 | 05:00
Gardai believe a viable pipe bomb, which was left in a paper bag outside a house in south Dublin, was intended as a warning, writes Tom Brady.
The device was planted in front of a house at Donamore Park in Tallaght and was made safe by an Army bomb disposal team yesterday morning.
Ordnance officers arrived on the scene around 12.30am and dealt with the device without using a controlled explosion. The bomb was later taken to a military location for tests while gardai launched an investigation to establish the reason for targeting the house.
Detectives said it could have been a case of mistaken identity and were satisfied the device had been left there to send a warning to whoever was the intended target.