Bombs thrown at Belfast police

Violence has erupted in east Belfast with at least four improvised explosive devices thrown at police. Several petrol bombs were also hurled after disturbances broke out but there were no reports of any injuries, police said.

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Blast bombs 'thrown by masked men' in Belfast

In a statement released tonight the PSNI claimed the blast bombs were thrown by masked men in the Lower Newtownards Road area.

"The blast bombs thrown in the east Belfast area earlier this evening were thrown by masked men from the area of Pitt Park at police lines on the Lower Newtownards Road," a spokesman said.

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