Stephen Donnelly, the Alliance Party’s West Tyrone candidate, has condemned the discovery of a bomb during a security alert close to Strabane.
The discovering was made on Tuesday evening, with the security alert lasting into Wednesday morning. A motive has yet to be established.
Stephen Donnelly said: “This extremely worrying discovery must be condemned. Those behind it do not speak for the majority of our community, which has been left disgusted at the discovery of this device.
“If this bomb had been left undetected we could have been facing a much worse scenario today.
“Those behind this reckless device cannot go unpunished and I would appeal for anyone with information to contact the police as soon as possible.”