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Last Updated: Saturday, 17 September 2005, 08:20 GMT 09:20 UK
Blast bomb device thrown in city
Blast bomb devices
Blast bomb devices were thrown in Londonderry
A blast bomb has been thrown in Londonderry, police have said.

It exploded near a pub on the Abercorn Road in the city, close to the Fountain estate. Minor damage was caused to a house in nearby Upper Bennett Street.

A second device was examined by Army bomb experts and later declared a hoax. No-one was injured.

Police said there was nothing to suggest the pub was the intended target. Detectives believe the devices were thrown from the Fountain estate.

A police spokeswoman said the circumstances behind the attack were still under investigation.

During the security operation police closed off the area from Carlisle Square to Bishops Street, and a number of homes were evacuated.


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