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Bomb explodes near army base

2003-11-25 07:50:02+00

A policewoman escaped injury when a bomb exploded near an army base in Northern Ireland, it was revealed today.

The blast happened in Dungannon, Co Tyrone, late last night after police had moved into the area to carry out searches following a number of telephone warnings of a device having been planted.

The bomb partially exploded outside the Killymeal Road base as the woman officer was checking around the perimeter fence.

She was near the device at the time but was not hurt, said a police spokesman.

Army bomb disposal experts were sent in and a nearby leisure centre evacuated. The remainder of the bomb was made safe early today.

Dissident republicans were believed to be behind the bombing. They were also thought likely to have been responsible for a gun attack on a police station in Armagh last night.

A burst of several shots was fired at the police station on the Newry Road in the city.

The shots are believed to have come from a car speeding past the base. No one was injured.

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