Loyalist attacks update
A family escaped injury after a pipe bomb exploded at around 4am outside the front door of their home in Granville Manor, Kells on Tuesday, 5 December.
A petrol bomb attack in St James' Street, Newtownards, County Down, seriously damaged the home of a single man. The device was thrown through the front window. The resident was away from home at the time of the attack, which took place around 10pm on Tuesday 5 December.
Families were forced to evacuate their homes in Ballymoney, County Antrim on Wednesday, 6 December when a pipe bomb was discovered on the windowsill of a house in the Ballinamore area.
The beleaguered Catholic chapel in Harryville, County Antrim, was again the target of a sectarian arson attack. Property in the grounds of the Church of Our Lady was damaged.