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Gardai probe nail bomb house attack

GARDAI have launched investigations after two violent incidents in the Tallaght area in the space of less than nine hours -- a nail bomb explosion and drive-by shooting.

In the first incident, a car was shot up in the Rossfield Way estate in what sources say was not a gang related incident.

"It seems to be a personal dispute rather than anything to do with crime," said a source.

No-one was injured.

At nearby Cushlawn Park, what is believed to be a powerful nail bomb exploded at a house at 3am.

Gardai say that the device was ignited and exploded, causing damage to the front door.

There were two men and a woman in the house at the time but nobody was injured.

The army bomb squad was called at 5am to the scene to carry out a post-blast analysis on the device, and the remains of it were handed to gardai for further investigation.

Sources say the incidents do not appear to be linked.

Meanwhile, gardai are also investigating a shooting on Rossfield Crescent in Tallaght at 6pm yesterday evening.

A woman reported that her car had been hit in a gun attack, a youth was seen running away.