Viable pipe bomb device found near war memorial in Northern Ireland

A viable pipe bomb was found close to a war memorial in Omagh, police in Northern Ireland have confirmed.

The discovery of the “small but potentially dangerous device” was made before a Remembrance Day parade took place.

The march was diverted and the traditional wreath-laying ceremony at the County Tyrone town’s cenotaph was postponed as the area was sealed off.

In 1998, an explosion by the dissident republican Real IRA killed 29 people in Omagh.

Sunday’s bomb alert also came exactly 30 years after 12 people were killed by an IRA bomb in Enniskillen in County Fermanagh.

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Source: Sky News