DETECTIVES have launched an investigation after dissident republican terrorists launched a double ‘blast bomb’ attack on a PSNI station.
The two devices were thrown at Woodbournes police station in west Belfast late on Monday night.
One device exploded, the other failed to go off.
Unconfirmed reports claimed a young boy may have picked up one the unexploded device after it was thrown.
However, there are no reports of any injuries.
Army Technical Officers were tasked to the scene as a security cordon was thrown up around the station.
The second unexploded device was defused by ATO at the scene.
The Stewartstown Road has been closed to traffic as a forensic examination is carried out at the scene.
Local people say they are furious about the attack.
One told Belfast Daily: “This was complete madness.
“Whoever did this needs the keys thrown away on them for the rest of their lives.
“Kids should not be put in any kind of danger. It should not have happened full stop.
“When a young person is put in harm way as well as the public. A lot of elderly people livein the area. Anyone could have been killed.”
In 1999, the Continuity IRA launched a gun attack on the same station.
Terror bosses Tommy Crossan and Carl Reilly were later convicted and jailed over the attack.
Reilly is now a senior figure in Oglaigh na hEireann (ONH) which is now a prime suspect for Monday night’s double blast bomb attack.