Alert sparks tragic memories

Army technical officers dealt with the device in Harmin Park.
Army technical officers dealt with the device in Harmin Park.

HARMIN residents have voiced their anger at those responsible for forcing them out of their homes after a pipe bomb was found in the area on Monday, July 4.

Police evacuated homes in Harmin Park at 4pm after a telephone warning claimed a blast bomb had been abandoned outside a house.

Army bomb disposal experts examined the device for almost three hours before residents were allowed to return home.

Residents were forced to look on from behind a police cordon. However, a number of people were seen walking through the evacuation zone and close to the device during the disruption. Later police described the device as a “viable pipe bomb”.

Residents were upset at the disruption caused.

“You can’t be angry at the police or the army, they are only doing their job,” said one resident.

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