Northern Ireland

Bomb found after alert in Kinawley in County Fermanagh

Army bomb experts
Image caption Army bomb experts carried out two controlled explosions at the scene

Police have said that a bomb found in a field in County Fermanagh may have been there for many years.

Army bomb experts carried out two controlled explosions on the device found by the Drumroosk Road in Kinawley.

It is understood the bomb find is not being linked to dissident republican activity.

The security operation lasted for 36 hours and is now over.

"Although any disruption to local people was minimal we would wish to thank them for their patience and understanding."

PSNI Superintendent Simon Walls said the police operation had been "careful and controlled".

"We are investigating the likelihood that this device may have been here for some considerable time, possibly many years," he added.