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Families flee after pipe-bomb warnings

A pipe bomb exploded and a viable device was left on the window sill of a flat in two attacks in south Dublin this morning.

In the first incident, dozens of people had to be evacuated from their homes in south Dublin after a pipe bomb was discovered near a car on Galtymore Road, Drimnagh, just after 2am.







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The bomb exploded on the foot path and no one was injured.

Gardai believe that the bomb may have been thrown from a vehicle when the occupants of the car noticed officers in the area.

At around the same time a viable pipe bomb was discovered on the window sill of a first-floor apartment at the Bernard Curtis House flats complex in Bluebell.

The army bomb disposal team arrived at the scene at 4.20am and it was declared safe at 5.20am.

hnews@herald.ie


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