Northern Ireland

Bomb defused in south Belfast alert

Army bomb experts in attendance at the alert
Image caption Army bomb experts in attendance at the alert

Army bomb disposal experts have defused a bomb in the Village area of south Belfast.

They were called to Kilburn Street on Tuesday evening following the discovery of a suspicious object.

A number of homes were evacuated while the Army carried out a controlled explosion on what police described as a "viable explosive device".

Residents were allowed to return to their homes shortly after midnight on Wednesday.

Police have appealed for anyone with information about the bomb to contact them.