A Remembrance Day march was diverted and a wreath-laying at Omagh’s cenotaph was postponed as the area was sealed off.
A viable pipe bomb has been found according to police.
Northern Ireland Chief Constable George Hamilton said:
“This small but potentially dangerous device was left to cause the maximum amount of disruption to the Remembrance Sunday commemorations.
“This is the action of a small and callous group of violent people who have nothing to offer our communities other than fear and intimidation.”
He added: “Whilst our investigation into the incident is at a very early stage one strong line of enquiry is that violent dissident republicans are responsible.
“Their actions today have demonstrated the disregard and disrespect they have for this community, which has already suffered so much pain and hurt at the hands of terrorists.”
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