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Children hurt in Lurgan explosion

14 August 2010 Last updated at 18:25 BST

Three children have been injured in an explosion in Lurgan, County Armagh.

A bomb in a bin at North Street went off without warning as police investigated reports that a device had been left at the Model Primary school.

The explosion blew a hole in a metal fence and the children - two aged 12 and one aged two - were injured by debris, suffering cuts and shock.

In the hours since the incident there have been furthur security alerts, with several controlled explsions carried out across Northern Ireland.

Mark Simpson reports.