NI: Attempt to bomb Catholic church in Belfast foiled – 030313 1230z

An attempt has been made to bomb a Catholic church on the outskirts of north Belfast.

Police say a small, crude but viable explosive device was found outside St Mary’s on the Hill Catholic church on Carnmoney Road near Newtownabbey.

The road was closed for several hours while British Army bomb disposal experts made the device safe.

It was taken away for forensic examination.

PSNI detectives investigating the incident have asked anyone who may have noticed suspicious activity in the Carnmoney Road area, or who has information to contact them.

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Small bomb is found outside church in Glengormley

St Mary's on the Hill

A small bomb has been found outside a Catholic church in Glengormley, County Antrim.

It was found outside the St Mary’s on the Hill Church on the Carnmoney Road at about 22:00 GMT on Saturday.

The Carnmoney Road was closed for a number of hours while Army bomb disposal experts made the device safe.

It has now been taken away for forensic examination. Police described it as being “crude but viable”.

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