Viable device found during Dungiven security alert

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A viable explosive device has been found during a security alert in County Derry.

It was found this morning in the Ard Na Smoll area of Dungiven following the discovery of a suspicious object. It's the latest in a series of incidents in the vicinity of Dugiven over the past number of weeks.

A number of homes have been evacuated, and police have indicated the alert will continue for a number of hours.