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Last Updated: Thursday, 28 April, 2005, 19:26 GMT 20:26 UK
Bomb attack 'racist' police say
Inspector Alwyn Barton
Inspector Alwyn Barton said the attack was 'racism at its worst'
A pipe bomb attack at a house in County Tyrone is being treated as racist, the police have said.

The device was discovered outside a house in Greenfield Park in Fivemiletown, which is occupied by migrant workers from eastern Europe.

Police said the device, which was dealt with by the army, could have caused serious injuries if it had exploded.

They have removed several items for examintaion. A number of houses were evacuated during the alert.

The Clabby Road which was closed, has been reopened.

Inspector Alwyn Barton said local people were horrified by the incident, which he said was not representative of the community.

"This is purely and simply racism at its worst," Mr Barton said.

It is understood two of the men who live in the house are Estonian and one Lithuanian.

Police have appealed for anyone who was in the area from 0900 BST and witnessed any suspicious activity to contact detectives in Dungannon.


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