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Pipe bomb found in Co Antrim security alert - 40 homes evacuated

A pipe bomb has been found during a security alert in Co Antrim.

More than 40 homes were evacuated during the alert in the Ballydonaghy Meadows area of Crumlin which was sparked following the discovery of a suspicious object.

A viable pipe bomb type device was found and made safe.

Roads have re-opened and residents have been allowed back home.

Ulster Unionist MP Danny Kinahan condemned those behind the pipe bomb.

Mr Kinahan said: “I simply cannot imagine why anyone would leave a pipe bomb in a residential area of Crumlin without a thought or care for local people, especially children.

“At this stage it is unclear who was responsible, but no matter what the motivation was, this act must be condemned and the person or group responsible must be stopped."

It is the ninth security alert in Northern Ireland since a bomb exploded under a prison officer's van in east Belfast last Friday.

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