Pipe bomb explodes at PSNI base in west Belfast
The police in Northern Ireland say they have found the remains of an exploded pipe bomb in the grounds of a west Belfast police station.
The device was discovered at Woodbourne PSNI station on the Stewartstown Road.
No damage was caused and a full search of the grounds did not uncover any other devices.
Dissident republican paramilitaries have been responsible for a series of bomb attacks on police stations.
SDLP councillor Tim Attwood condemned those who left the bomb.
He said: "The people who placed this device are to be strongly condemned, this device could have killed or seriously injured someone."
In February a pipe bomb was thrown at Old Park police station in north Belfast causing damage to fencing at the perimeter wall.
Dissident republicans were also blamed for a similar attack in north Belfast in October 2009 when a small bomb was thrown into a Territorial Army base in Ashfield Crescent.