Gerry Adams' house in Belfast has been attacked with an explosive device 1 year ago

Gerry Adams' house in Belfast has been attacked with an explosive device

The incident took place on Friday evening.

Sinn Féin has slammed those responsible for attacks on the family homes of party members Gerry Adams and Bobby Storey.

Two explosive devices, one of which caused damage to a car, were thrown on Friday night.

Nobody was hurt in the attacks, as confirmed by Adams on Twitter in the early hours of Saturday morning.

In an official statement released by Sinn Féin, Policing and Justice Spokesperson Gerry Kelly appealed for calm while condemning the "cowardly" attacks by what he has labelled "increasingly desperate and irrelevant groups."

"These were reprehensible and cowardly attacks on the family homes of Gerry Adams and Bobby Storey," Kelly began.

"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.”

Alliance Party leader Naomi Long, meanwhile, condemned a "deliberate and calculated attempt to cause fear and raise tensions within our community.

"They must be condemned without equivocation by us all," she added.

The incidents follow a week of unrest in Northern Ireland, with recent rioting and attacks believed to be the work of dissident Republicans.