04:16 GMT19 May 2021
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    MOSCOW (Sputnik) - An explosive device was thrown overnight at the Belfast home of Gerry Adams, the former leader of the Irish republican Sinn Fein party, it said Saturday.

    Sinn Fein’s policing and justice spokesman Gerry Kelly in the statement slammed the attack a cowardly act, adding another explosive was hurled at the home of Irish pro-independence activist Bobby Storey.

    "These were reprehensible and cowardly attacks on the family homes of Gerry Adams and Bobby Storey. Grandchildren were in the driveway of Adams' home minutes before the attack," he said.

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    He added the assaults were "desperate acts of increasingly desperate and irrelevant groups." Adams, a lawmaker in the Republic of Ireland, tweeted that all was well and no one had been hurt.

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