A BOMB was thrown at the home of former Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams on Friday night.
Cops have cordoned off the Belfast street where he lives after one of the “explosive devices” damaged a car.
PA:Press Association A bomb has been thrown at former Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams’ home, the party says
The party has slammed the attacks, which they say also targeted senior party member Bobby Storey’s home.
It claimed the attack narrowly missed harming Adams’ grandchildren who were playing on the driveway moments earlier.
Sinn Féin Policing and Justice spokesman Gerry Kelly said: “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.
“I would appeal for calm.
“These attacks are the desperate acts of increasingly desperate and irrelevant groups.”
Adams, 69, tweeted that he was unharmed and thanked his Neighbourhood Watch for sounding the alarm.
He posted: “All well here. No one hurt.
“Thanks 4 all the texts and phone calls.
“Thanks 2 all the great neighbours, the Neighbourhood Watch and Sinn Féin reps who were here very quickly.”
The alleged attacks follow six straight nights of violence in Northern Ireland, where explosive devices were hurled at cops.
Northern Ireland’s chief of police George Hamilton has blamed a “New IRA” for the “murderous” attacks on police.
A 22-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after Thursday night’s violence in Derry.
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