Pipe bomb found in County Londonderry security alert

police cordon A small, viable pipe bomb was found during the alert on the outskirts of Londonderry

Army bomb disposal officers have dealt with a pipe bomb during a security alert on the outskirts of Londonderry.

They carried out a controlled explosion on the device, which was found close to the border with Donegal.

A police spokeswoman said: "At this stage it is believed to be a viable, small pipe bomb-type device."

A number of items have been removed for further examination. The Braehead Road and the Letterkenny Road, which were closed for hours, have now reopened.

It is believed the alert followed reports of suspicious activity in the area.

It caused traffic disruption in the city on Friday afternoon, as heavy goods vehicles were diverted away from the area.

More Northern Ireland stories

RSS

Features

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.