Rioting as ATO deal with security alert

Bomb squad,

Bomb squad,

No-one was injured during small scale rioting in Strabane as the bomb squad dealt with a security alert late on Monday and early Tuesday.

Several families had to be evacuated from their homes as Ammunition Technical Officers (ATO) carried out two controlled explosions on a suspicious vehicle in the Ballycolman estate.

Nothing untoward was found. However, a number of paint bombs and masonary were thrown at police during the operation.

 

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