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Sunday, 5 August, 2001, 11:07 GMT 12:07 UK
Houses targeted in bomb attack
Army bomb experts have defused two pipe bombs in County Londonderry.

The devices were discovered at the back of two houses in Magherafelt on Saturday.

A number of items were removed from the back of houses in the Leckagh estate for forensic examination.

The nationalist SDLP councillor in the area, Patrick McErlean attacked those responsible.

"I feel strongly that the public should not have to suffer these type of things," he said.

"It should be condemned strongly.

"These sort of things are of no benefit to anyone and obviously it causes tension in the area."

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