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Viable pipe bomb in Bellaghy alert

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    A viable pipe bomb type device was found in Bellaghy, police have confirmed. Tuesday, 17 August 2010 Technical officers were called in to examine the
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      A viable "pipe bomb type device" was found in Bellaghy, police have confirmed.
      Tuesday, 17 August 2010

      Technical officers were called in to examine the suspicious object, which was discovered on the Ballynease road at its junction with the Ballymacomb road.

      The alert was sparked on Monday night following reports that a device has been left in the Co Londonderry village.

      Members of the public were urged not to touch anything suspicious, but to contact police immediately.

      The explosive device was taken away for further examination.

      The security operation has now ended.

      Earlier, army bomb experts carried out a controlled explosion on a suspicious object in Tobermore.

      The army bomb squad was called to examine the object on the Desertmartin Road.

      Meanwhile, a security alert has ended in Dunmurry after it was declared a hoax.

      The Army bomb squad dealt with a suspicious object in the Redwood Dale area where a number of homes were evacuated for a time.

      A separate security operation at St James Road in west Belfast has also been declared an elaborate hoax and cordons have been lifted.

      An overnight security alert in Co Armagh was also declared a hoax.

      Officers in Lurgan attended the scene of the alert after receiving reports that a suspicious object had been left in the Antrim Road area on Monday night.

      © UTV News
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