Cllr Andrew Muir said: “I am shocked that this pipe bomb exploded in a residential area. Somebody could have been seriously injured or worse.
“There can be no justification for this attack. There is no place in our society for those who wish to use fear, intimidation and violence.
“Those responsible for this pipe bomb are very dangerous individuals who must be urgently apprehended by the Police, so I would urge anybody with any information about this attack to contact the Police.”