Pipe bomb under vehicle in Cookstown

Published Saturday, 11 May 2013
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A pipe bomb has been removed from under a vehicle in Cookstown, Co Tyrone.

Pipe bomb under vehicle in Cookstown
Police are at the scene in Cookstown. (© UTV)

The Orritor Road between Morgans Hill Road and Maloon Road was closed shortly before 3pm on Saturday following the discovery of a suspicious object near a house.

Police say components of a partially exploded device were recovered.

Army bomb experts attended and the object was taken away for further forensic examination.

Residents were allowed to return to homes which were evacuated during the alert that ended on Saturday evening.

A police spokesperson said a motive is yet to be established but the owner of the vehicle is not believed to have any connection to security forces.

Anyone with information on the incident is asked to contact PSNI.

© UTV News
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2 Comments
Iain Wright in Belfast, Ireland. wrote (466 days ago):
Disgeace
michael in Shankill wrote (466 days ago):
How have police stations been allowed to close and more to follow with this happening? Peace lines to come down? Nothing like living in a bubble peter and martin, chuckle brothers mark 2
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