Londonderry: Pipe bombs found 'could be linked to dissident republicans'

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Image caption The PSNI said the devices found in the Highmoor Road area of Derry were 'viable'

Police believe that pipe bombs found in Londonderry could be linked to "violent dissident republican terrorism".

The two devices were discovered in the Highmoor Road area of the city during a security alert on Thursday.

Ch Insp Gordon McCalmont said: "These devices were viable and I welcome the fact that we have discovered them and made them safe.

He added that a "small minority are intent to cause terror" but police are "committed to keeping people safe".