A pipe bomb-type gadget has exploded in the front nursery of a house in west Belfast.
It occurred on Saturday night at a property in Aitnamona Crescent at about 23:30 GMT.
The inhabitant of the house detailed hearing what they accepted to be a firecracker going off.
On Sunday morning the leftovers of a pipe bomb-type gadget were found in the nursery of the property, and its front entryway had been harmed.
Following the revelation, armed force specialized officials went to the scene and expelled remainders of the gadget for further assessment.
Various homes were emptied in the territory, and the street was shut down to enable the assessment to happen.
Occupants have since been permitted to come back to their homes.
“Fortunately nobody was harmed because of this heedless assault,” said Det Insp Stephen Harvey.
He said analysts were “attempting to set up a rationale in this episode” and were speaking to any individual who saw suspicious action to contact officials.
“A pipe bomb detonated almost a house in Aitnamona Crescent,” said Sinn Féin MP for the region Paul Maskey.
“This gadget put occupants’ lives in danger and has constrained individuals from their homes.
“I’m soothed that nobody has been harmed.”