Army confirms Downings device was a viable bomb

Bomb DisposalThe army has confirmed that a viable explosive device was found in the Downings/Carrigart area this morning.

The alarm was raised in the early hours of this morning after the pipe-bomb type device was found close to a residential property.

The property is owned by a high profile businessman.

Army bomb disposal have now left the scene having made the device safe.

Captain Donal Gallagher says the device had the ability to cause injury: