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Viable device discovered behind south Belfast home

A number of homes were evacuated in the Fortuna Street area after police were alerted to the device last night.

PSNI OFFICERS are investigating the discovery of a viable explosive device close to a house in the Fortuna Street area of south Belfast.

At around 9.30pm last night, police received a report of a device being thrown at a house in the area in recent days.

A number of homes were evacuated and an ATO was called to the scene. The object was discovered at the back of a house and was described by the ATO as a viable device which they believe had failed to detonate.

The device has been removed fro further examination and an investigation into the incident is underway. Police in south Belfast are appealing for any information about the incident.