Irish Republican News · April 19, 2004
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[Irish Republican News]
Robinson targeted by mail bomb

An explosive device has been sent to the Belfast offices of Democratic Unionist Party deputy leader Mr Peter Robinson, he revealed tonight.

A parcel believed to be packed with explosives and ball-bearings was received the Belfast offices of Peter Robinson, the deputy leader of Ian Paisley’s Democratic Unionist Party. It was said to have opened by Mr Robinson’s daughter, who is a staffmember of the East Belfast MP.

A second parcel-type device was also delivered to the headquarters of the North’s Policing Board in Belfast. It is said to have been addressed to Alex Attwood, one of the nationalist SDLP representatives on the body.

The devices were described by British Army experts as “primitive”.

  • There was a bomb alert this morning at Dublin’s Four Courts, Ireland’s most important judicial building. A package, which was discovered at the main entrance to was initially examined by robot and later declared a hoax.

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