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Tuesday, 18 December, 2001, 07:28 GMT
Search resumes after bomb attack
Some damage was caused to the front of the Customs and Excise office
Damage was caused to the Customs and Excise office
The security forces are to resume their search of an area in County Fermanagh on Tuesday following a bomb attack on a Customs and Excise office.

The police said they believed republican dissidents were behind the explosion in Enniskillen on Sunday.

Some damage was caused to the front of the office in the Killyhevlin Industrial Estate.

The device exploded after police received a telephone warning that a bomb had also been placed in nearby Ballinamallard.

A police search of the village High Street did not find anything.

The security forces suspended their search for other possible devices as night fell on Monday.

Condemnation

Ulster Unionist assembly member for Fermanagh Sam Foster criticised those behind the attack.

"If this is another terrorist crime it has to be condemned by all right thinking people - we don't need that any more," he said.

"This is shocking coming up into the mouth of Christmas and shows what terrorism can do.

"It destroys the peace and harmony that prevails at this particular time and it's a rather sad state of affairs," said Mr Foster.

A customs spokesman said the office was not staffed over weekends.

"This is not the law enforcement arm of Customs - it deals more with duty and VAT paperwork," he said.

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