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Thursday, 31 January, 2002, 22:31 GMT
Object found under woman's car
Police are investigating reports of a suspect object found under the car of a heavily pregnant woman in County Tyrone.

Sinn Fein described the object as "sophisticated".

The car was parked outside the woman's house in Greystone near Dungannon when the alert was raised.

Sinn Fein's Fermanagh-South Tyrone MP Michelle Gildernew said it was a booby-trap and had been placed under the car of a nationalist woman in her constituency.

She said it was a worrying incident. The car had been parked outside the woman's house when the device was found, said the MP.

Ms Gildernew said the woman is seven months pregnant.

She said the woman was "very scared".

"We have been worried for sometime that nationalists would be targeted in loyalist assassination attempts. I believe this is one with very sinister overtones," she said.

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