The discovery of pipe bombs by police in south Belfast was a worrying development after recent disturbances in the area, it was claimed today.
Police said they found two pipe bombs and a quantity of ammunition in an alley at Ulsterville Drive at 8.30pm last night.
Alliance representative for the area Anna Lo said she had been told the weapons were not linked to racist attacks in the south of the city, but she said the discovery was disturbing.
"This pipe bomb find is worrying," said the Assembly member.
"Northern Ireland needs peace and stability, and small elements who wish to cause trouble must not be allowed to jeopardise this peace.
"These individuals need to realise that violence does not work and merely wrecks lives."
She added: "Anyone who can assist police with their investigation regarding this find should contact them immediately."