Chris Lyttle MLA said: “Those responsible for this attempted bomb attack have no regards for the lives of other people. I would condemn this attack in the strongest possible manner.
“There is no support for the actions of these individuals. The vast majority of the people of Northern Ireland have rejected violence and want to help build a shared and safer future for all.
“Those behind this attack are very dangerous individuals who must be urgently apprehended by the Police. I would urge anybody with any information about this incident to contact the PSNI.”