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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