Page last updated at 11:56 GMT, Friday, 19 February 2010

People targeted in County Tyrone pipe bomb attack

Windows at the back of the property were damaged in the attack
Windows at the back of the property were damaged in the attack

A man and three women have been targeted in a pipe bomb attack at a house in Coalisland, County Tyrone.

The four people, who were in the house at Gortgonis Terrace, were treated for shock after the blast, which occurred shortly after 2230 GMT on Thursday.

It is understood they are all members of the Traveller community.

The rear door of the house and windows were damaged. Some nearby homes were evacuated while Army experts carried out a follow-up operation.

The people in the house were uninjured, but were treated for shock.

A holdall bag found nearby was also examined and a controlled explosion carried out. Police said nothing suspicious was found.

A motive for the attack has not yet been established.

Police have appealed for anyone with information concerning the attack to contact them.



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