The Chairman of the Police Federation for Northern Ireland, Mark Lindsay, has condemned the people behind the mortar-type device discovered in Strabane.
“As PFNI Chairman, I wish to condemn the actions of misguided people who think that what they did in Strabane would serve to advance their aims,” he said.
“Such attempts at murder have never, and will never, progress any political objective.
“People want to get on with their lives without a threat to life or wholesale disruption to a community.
“Like the Officers who dealt with this alert, residents want nothing more than a normal, peaceful society free from the tyranny that is the only thing those responsible for this thwarted attack have to offer.”