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Viable bomb found close to Belfast primary school 'designed to maim and kill'

Two streets remain closed as officers continue their investigation into today’s discovery.

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A VIABLE BOMB found near a north Belfast earlier today was designed to cause serious injury and death, according to the PSNI.

The security alert has been raised in the Ballymagarry Lane area, close to Springhill Primary School.

Homes in the area were evacuated while two controlled explosions were carried out. A PSNI spokesperson it was believed device could have been an under-car bomb that fell off a vehicle – adding that it was “designed to maim and kill”, UTV reports.

Detectives investigating the incident have said they are carrying out “a number of inquiries across the city centre” this evening.

Halcombe Street and Middlepass Street have been closed whilst officers examine two vehicles in these areas.

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