Police at the scene of an explosive device attack on the home of former Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams, in West Belfast, Northern Ireland, early Saturday July 14, 2018. Northern Ireland’s Sinn Fein says that the homes of former leader Gerry Adams and another prominent party member have been attacked with explosive devices on Friday Night. No one was injured. (Liam McBurney/PA via AP)

Explosive devices thrown at ex-Sinn Fein leader's home

July 14, 2018 - 5:54 am

LONDON (AP) — Northern Ireland's Sinn Fein says that the homes of former leader Gerry Adams and another prominent party member have been attacked with explosive devices.

The republican party condemned the attacks in Belfast on Friday night. No one was injured.

Gerry Kelly, a spokesman for Sinn Fein, said two devices were thrown, with one causing damage to a car on Adams' driveway.

Northern Ireland's police said officers were dealing with "two incidents at two separate addresses in West Belfast."

The attacks came after six successive nights of violence in Londonderry, which is also called Derry. Police blame that on dissident republicans, who oppose Sinn Fein's involvement in the peace process.

Adams led Sinn Fein from 1983 until February.

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