Page last updated at 13:01 GMT, Tuesday, 12 August 2008 14:01 UK

Devices made safe by Army experts

The Army were called to deal with the suspicious devices

Three firebombs found during a security alert in north Belfast have been made safe by Army bomb experts.

Police said the incendiary devices were viable and had been left at addresses in Halliday's Road, New Lodge Road and North Queen Street.

The devices have since been removed and taken away for further examination.

Acting Detective Chief Inspector Alan Little said those responsible for the attack had shown "a callous disregard for human life".

"Fortunately none of these devices detonated. We could have been dealing with carnage and destruction," he said.

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