A viable explosive device has been found in Co Londonderry.
The object was discovered in the Ard Na Smoll area of Dungiven.
Army Technical Officers (ATO) were called to the scene and a number of homes were evacuated.
PSNI Inspector Michael McDonnell said: “ATO attended the scene and have declared the object a viable device.”
He added: “I would like to thank local residents for their patience during what has been a very disruptive night for them.
“Police are still at the scene and it is envisaged the security alert will continue for a number of hours.”
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