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Friday, 1 February, 2002, 08:33 GMT
Security forces deal with car bomb
Device was found under the woman's car
Device was found under the woman's car
Sinn Fein has said loyalists tried to murder a pregnant woman in a bomb attack in County Tyrone.

Army bomb experts were called in after the woman found a device under her car near Dungannon on Thursday.

A number of controlled explosions were carried out on the device and the area around the house in Greystone remains cordoned off.

The woman had checked the vehicle after noticing suspicious activity around her home.

'Sinister'

Sinn Fein MP for the area Michelle Gildernew said the woman was deeply upset by the discovery.

Ms Gildernew said the woman, who is seven months pregnant, was "very scared".

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

Police said several hours elapsed between the bomb being discovered and it being reported to them.

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BBC NI's Noreen Erskine reports:
"The woman had checked the vehicle after noticing suspicious activity around her home"
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31 Jan 02 | Northern Ireland
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