Three people escape injury in late night pipe-bomb attacks in NI town

Police are investigating after two pipe bomb type devices exploded outside a house in Armagh last night.

A PSNI spokesman said damage was caused to the front door of the property in Windmill Avenue at around 11.30pm.

Crimes officer pictured at the house in Windmill Avenue, Armagh where three people escaped injury when two pipes bombs exploded at the property in the late hours of Tuesday night.'Photograph-Stephen Hamilton/Presseye

Crimes officer pictured at the house in Windmill Avenue, Armagh where three people escaped injury when two pipes bombs exploded at the property in the late hours of Tuesday night.'Photograph-Stephen Hamilton/Presseye

Three adults who were inside at the time were unhurt.
Inspector Ryan Moore said: "We are working to establish a motive for this attack and I am appealing for information.”

Sinn Féin MLA Cathal Boylan has condemned the attack, stating: “These devices put residents’ lives at risk. I’m relieved that no one has been hurt.”

Police can be contacted on 101, quoting reference 1420 16/04/19.

The house in Windmill Avenue in Armagh where two pipes bombs exploded'Photograph-Stephen Hamilton/Presseye

The house in Windmill Avenue in Armagh where two pipes bombs exploded'Photograph-Stephen Hamilton/Presseye