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The BBC's Tom Coulter
"No organisation has yet admitted carrying out the bombing"
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SDLP MP Eddie McGrady:
"I am concerned this could be a start of further terrorist attacks"
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Sunday, 17 December, 2000, 10:52 GMT
Army experts explode pipe bomb

Army bomb disposal experts were called to the scene
Army technical experts have made safe a pipe bomb found near Castlewellan, County Down.

A police spokesman said they received a phone call on Tuesday night claiming that a device had been left on Moyad Road in Kilcoo. However, nothing was found in the consequent search.

Following more calls, the area was searched again on Thursday and a full clearance operation began on Friday.

Just after 1430GMT on Saturday, an object was found and the army technical officers were called to deal with it.

Superintindent Raymond McGreevy said: "I utterly condemn the actions of those responsible for leaving his device. A few seem intent on causing disruption."

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