Latest alert sees viable bomb found in south-west Belfast

Security alert in the Upper Dunmurry Lane area
Security alert in the Upper Dunmurry Lane area

A viable bomb has been discovered in Belfast.

The alert focussed on Upper Dunmurry Lane, which is close to the railway line between Belfast and Lisburn.

Upper Dunmurry Lane during the alert

Upper Dunmurry Lane during the alert

It is in a part of the city linking the south to the more republican-dominated west.

A suspicious object was found, examined, and declared to be a viable pipe bomb-type device.

As of late afternoon, the roads in the area were re-opened.

The device has been removed for further examination.

It is the latest in a number of security alerts in recent days, after the PSNI warned of a likely upsurge in dissident activity ahead of the 1916 Rising commemorations.