Rasharkin resident "picked up" viable pipe bomb

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A man's described how he and his child had a narrow escape after a pipe bomb was left on the windowsill of his Co Antrim home.

Matthew Mitchell says he'd been beside the window in Moneyleck Park in Rasharkin, just moments earlier. 

The 29-year-old told Q Radio he lifted it - to save his family from any harm...

A similar viable device was thrown through a front window of another property in the same park.

Meanwhile, Police say two other pipe bombs exploded outside a house in Armagh last night. 

Three people escaped injury in the attack in Windmill Avenue area at around 11.30 last night. 

Damage was caused to the front door but police are investigating the motive for all three incidents. 

Detectives are currently investigating and are appealing to anyone anyone who noticed any suspicious activity in the area or anyone with any information, to contact  them on 101.

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