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Four Suspected Pipe Bombs Recovered by Police in Derry/Londonderry

We are reporting on the recent discovery of four suspected pipe bombs in Derry/Londonderry. The police recovered the devices during a search operation on 11 April. This article will provide a comprehensive overview of the incident, including the police response, the potential impact of the devices, and the ongoing investigation.

Police Response:
According to the police statement, officers from the PSNI’s Terrorism Investigation Unit conducted a search in the Strathfoyle area of Derry/Londonderry. During the search, they discovered four suspicious objects, which were later confirmed to be improvised explosive devices (IEDs). The police immediately cordoned off the area and called in the Army Bomb Disposal team to deal with the devices.

Impact of the Devices:
The discovery of four suspected pipe bombs in a residential area of Derry/Londonderry is a cause for concern for the local community. The potential impact of the devices could have been catastrophic, and it is fortunate that they were discovered before they could cause any harm. The PSNI have confirmed that they are treating the incident as a terrorist-related incident, and the investigation is ongoing.

Ongoing Investigation:
The police have appealed for anyone with information about the devices or those responsible for their creation and placement to come forward. The PSNI have stated that they are committed to finding those responsible for this attempted attack and bringing them to justice.

The recovery of four suspected pipe bombs in Derry/Londonderry is a reminder of the ongoing threat posed by terrorism in Northern Ireland. We commend the swift response of the PSNI and the Army Bomb Disposal team in dealing with the devices and preventing any potential harm to the local community. We urge anyone with information about the incident to come forward and assist with the ongoing investigation.

The number to call with information is 101, quoting reference number 428 of 11/04/23. Alternatively, you can submit a report online using the non-emergency reporting form via You can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at

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