ANTRIM. PIPE BOMB SUL DAVANZALE DI UNA FINESTRA ‘CATTOLICA’
Attacco settario ad Antrim. Illesa la famiglia che si trovava all’interno dell’abitazione
Allarme scattato alle 7.15 di mercoledì mattina.
I primi dettagli attribuiscono l’attacco di matrice settaria ad un gruppo lealista che si è definito Real UFF (Real Ulster Freedom Fighters) in una telefonata di avvertimento ad una redazione locale.
La pipe bomb era stata abbandonata sul davanzale della finestra di un’abitazione proprietà di una famiglia cattolica, nel ‘cul de sac’ di Antrim.
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Pipe bomb sparks Antrim alert (U TV)
A Catholic family has escaped injury after a viable pipe bomb was left on the windowsill of their Co Antrim home by a Loyalist grouping, UTV understands.
The device – which did not explode – was made safe by Army bomb experts.
The alarm was raised in Fir Grove Lane at around 7.15am on Wednesday morning after reports of a suspicious device.
Police officers located the pipe bomb on the windowsill of a house in the cul-de-sac.
A number of nearby homes were evacuated as army bomb experts removed the device.
The device was made safe some time later and people were returned to their homes.
A loyalist grouping calling itself the Real UFF admitted responsibility in a telephone call to a local newsroom.
Alliance Antrim Councillor Neil Kelly says he is sickened by those who left the device beside the house.
“This device was an attack on the whole community. There can never be any justification for an attack like this, no matter what those responsible may claim”, Mr Kelly said.
“I am very concerned that these incidents appear to be happening on a daily basis. I am only glad that no one was killed or injured in this latest attack.”