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Strabane security alert: Pipe bomb type device found

A viable pipe bomb type device has been found during a security alert in Co Tyrone.

A number of homes had to be evacuated after reports of a suspicious device in the garden of a house on Innisfree Gardens in Strabane.

Police and army bomb disposal experts were called to the scene and discovered a viable pipe bomb type device.

The device has been taken for forensic examination and the has now ended.

District Commander, Superintendent Mark McEwan said, “I would like to extend my gratitude to the local residents for their patience and co-operation.

"This is just one example of how my officers keep people safe and I would ask anyone with any information about this incident or any other criminal activity to contact police on 101."

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