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The viable devices were seen on a windowsill in Dehra Gardens, pictured, at around 4:50am. (File photo.) Google Maps
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Antrim homes evacuated after viable explosive devices left on windowsill

Two suspicious devices were seen on the windowsill of the home in Ballymoney at 4:50am this morning.

Updated, 13:53

SEVERAL HOMES in County Antrim had to be evacuated in the early hours of the morning after two explosive devices were left on the windowsill of one family home.

The two devices were seen on the windowsill of a house in Dehra Gardens, on the Garryduff Road in Ballymoney, at 4:50am this morning.

Army bomb disposal officers were called to examine the devices while nearby homes were evacuated.

A local church hall was opened and used to accommodate families who were displaced during the alert.

Two controlled explosions were carried out on the devices, where army operatives said were viable.

Residents have since been allowed to return to their homes.

PSNI detectives have asked anyone with information on the incident to contact them at 0845 600 8000, or to call the anonymous Crimestoppers service at 0800 555 111.

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