The object was found in a car parked near homes in the Drumrallagh estate, with residents having to be evacuated as a result. The pipe bomb was removed before locals were allowed to return.
“Someone could have been seriously injured or even killed by this device,” said Mr Donnelly.
“Those who left it there clearly have no regard for the lives of others in the local community. People here do not want to see this sort of incident taking place and I utterly condemn those behind it.
“If anyone has information in relation to this, I urge them to contact police immediately.”