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Friday, 27 October, 2000, 16:53 GMT 17:53 UK
Search after explosives find

An examination of an area of west Belfast takes place after the discovery of an explosive device.

The search on Friday was at an area surrounding a disused scrapyard in Hannahstown Hill, outside the city.

The device is believed to contain about 20kg of homemade explosive and was discovered on Thursday.

Police also found 250kg of fertiliser and a quantity of nuts and bolts at Tullyrusk Road near Hannahstown.

It was found during searches of the area which is on the outskirts of Belfast.

There were no arrests.

Meanwhile in Clough, County Down, army technical officers carried out a number of controlled explosions on a pipe bomb type device found in the laneway of a house in Dundrum Road.

A further examination of the scene took place on Friday.

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