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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