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16 January 1997 Edition

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Bomb in Twinbrook

On the day that Patrick Mayhew said he was ``very glad'' the loyalist ``ceasefire'' was intact the Laurel Glen Roadhouse on the Stewartstown Road in Twinbrook was being cleared after local residents noticed a device attached to a security grill.

The device, described as very crude, was discovered on Monday 13 January. It comprised an aerosol can, a canister of lighter fuel and a plastic bottle stuffed with paper, all held together with insulating tape. It took British army technical officers two hours to dismantle it.

Sinn Féin councillor Michael Ferguson praised the locals who spotted the device saying, ``given the two under-car bomb attacks carried out by the UDA recently, anything suspicious should be noted.''

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