Police believe ‘juvenile males’ were behind the construction of an improvised explosive device that blew up in bushland near the army barracks near Airforce Road, East Lismore, early Wednesday evening.
Local residents reported hearing ‘a very loud bang’.
Police Rescue attended the scene and discovered plastic fragments of what they say appears to have been a crude home made bomb that had been detonated.
Two young males were seen leaving the immediate area of the blast soon after the explosion.
A police spokesperson said ‘these type of explosives are very unstable and very dangerous and as has been seen in the past can cause serious injuries to the makers or people nearby. Police would ask [everyone] to think twice about making these devices.’