Page last updated at 05:30 GMT, Friday, 23 April 2010 06:30 UK

Pipe bomb attack at house in town

police car

A pipe bomb has exploded behind a house in Coalisland in County Tyrone.

A man and a woman were in their home on Chestnut Hill in Brackaville when the device went off at about 2330 BST on Thursday.

Neither person was injured, but a number of windows were damaged. It was the fifth pipe bomb attack in the west of Northern Ireland this week.

On Wednesday night a pipe bomb exploded outside a house in Limavady, County Londonderry.

Another device went off outside a house in Londonderry's Creggan area on Tuesday, while police blamed a "criminal gang" for two explosions early on Monday.

Responsibility for those attacks was claimed by a group calling itself Republican Action Against Drugs.

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