Tuesday 23 January 2018

Garda probe after pipe bomb thrown at house window

The incident happened on Clonshaugh Drive
The incident happened on Clonshaugh Drive
Conor Feehan

Conor Feehan

Gardai are investigating a pipe bomb attack on a house in Dublin which resulted in the front window shattering when the crude device exploded on impact.

The incident happened on Clonshaugh Drive at around 7pm yesterday.

Neighbours say they heard a loud bang when the device went off, and burglar alarms on the street were set off by the shockwave from the explosion.

The innocent occupants of the house were not injured but sources say the device could have proved deadly if it had gone off inside the property.

“It bounced off the window and exploded in the garden, but if it had gone through the window it could have caused injuries or worse,” they said.

Gardai sealed off the scene and called the army bomb disposal unit, and several houses on the street were evacuated until the scene was declared safe.

Scorch marks could be seen on the ground at the front of the house this morning, and the main window in the living room was shattered.

The scene remained sealed off this morning and the scene was due to be examined by members of the garda technical bureau.

Gardai in Coolock are investigating the incident.

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