Residents evacuated as pipe bomb-type devices cause damage to house

Two pipe bomb-type devices have exploded outside a house in Co Antrim.

They detonated at around 2.20am on Tuesday while a third failed to explode, the Police Service of Northern Ireland said.

Residents were evacuated from nearby homes during the incident at Mill Street in Lisburn.

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Army Technical Officers examined and made safe the unexploded third device.

Police said there were no injuries but the blasts damaged the front of a house and a car parked outside.

Evacuated residents have taken shelter in the city's Island Centre.

Chief Inspector David Nixon said: "Thankfully no one was injured, however the blasts caused damage to the front of the house and it appears as though a car parked outside the property was also tampered with and damaged."

A cordon remains in place around Mill Street and anyone with information is asked to contact police.