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'We're lucky no one was seriously injured': Houses evacuated after explosion

A person carrying a backpack planted the device.

Cathedral Road
Cathedral Road
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POLICE IN ARMAGH have said it’s lucky no one was injured after a device exploded on Cathedral Road earlier today.

The PSNI received a report of damage caused to four cars in the yard of a business premises just after 7.20am.

Detective Inspector Will Tate said investigations have led police to believe that the explosion occurred at approximately 12.40am and the device was placed at the scene by a person carrying a backpack at approximately 12.30am.

The exploded viable device has been taken away for further examination.

All roads, apart from a small section of the Cathedral Road, have since reopened and evacuated residents are now able to return to their homes.

Today we are lucky that we are not dealing with a serious injury caused by this device and the reckless actions of the person or people behind it.

Tate asked anyone with information to contact detectives at Lurgan Police Station on the non-emergency number 101. If someone would prefer to provide information without giving their details, they can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers and speak to them anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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