Police are investigating two separate pipe bomb attacks in Northern Ireland on Thursday.

In the first a pipe bomb was thrown at a home in Craigavon in the early hours of the morning.

The occupant of a house in the Enniskeen area heard a loud bang to the rear of their property at around 1am. They later discovered the remnants of what is believed to have been a pipe bomb in the back garden.

Two people reported to be in the house at the time were uninjured. Police are working on determining a motive.

Meanwhile, in a separate incident, police are investigating the discovery of a pipe bomb in a north Belfast apartment block.

Police were called to the apartments at Northview on the Antrim Road following the discovery of a suspicious object in the area at around 10.30am on Thursday.

The Army bomb squad attended and after examination declared the object a viable pipe bomb type device, which was taken away for further forensic examination.

Residents forced out of their homes have since been allowed to return.

Police are appealing for information.

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