Kieran McCarthy MLA said: “This was an abhorrent attack. There is a small number of people who are trying to cause mayhem in our society but they must never prevail. The massive progress made in Northern Ireland in recent years cannot and must not be damaged by those seeking to cause instability.
“The circumstances surrounding this bombing are very distressing. It’s appalling that a taxi driver was forced to bring the device to the police station. The callous disregard shown by those behind this is clear and my thoughts are with those in the vicinity when this bomb exploded.
“Anyone who has any information about this or any other incident should contact police immediately so that these elements can to be taken off our streets as quickly as possible.”