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Wednesday 22 August 2018

Pipe bomb found in bin as feud escalates

The discovery of a pipe bomb in Finglas in the early hours of this morning is linked to a bitter Traveller feud which is threatening to spiral out of control.

The viable device was discovered in a wheelie bin outside a property in Dunsink Lane which led gardai to call out the Army bomb disposal unit. It carried out a controlled explosion on the device at 1.50 am.

The pipe bomb discovery comes as a spokesperson for one faction warned there will be more attacks. "It is going full scale now -- there will be random attacks. Mediation has failed -- we will be kicking the other side out of Finglas," he warned.

This morning's incident is the latest in a litany of violence over the past week.

The Army bomb disposal unit was called out to Cappagh Road, Finglas, on Tuesday night after a pipe bomb exploded when it was thrown through the window of a house.

No-one was injured. The pipe bomb attack happened close to the scene of a riot on Sunday evening in which at least two people were hospitalised and three men were arrested.

hnews@herald.ie

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