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Homes of Sinn Féin figures attacked with explosives

In Belfast, the homes of two prominent Sinn Féin members, former leader Gerry Adams, and Bobby Storey, were attacked with explosive devices last night.

Both men reported that no-one was hurt in the attacks, although Northern Ireland police said they discovered the remnants of large industrial firework-type devices, capable of causing serious injury, at both scenes.

Mr Adams was the leader of Sinn Féin from 1983 until earlier this year, and was a key figure in the resistance against British rule in Northern Ireland.

The attacks come amidst a resurgence of violence in Northern Ireland, with recent clashes in Derry and loyalist violence in Belfast.