Two separate pipe bombing attacks have struck Northern Ireland in one night.

The first alert was raised at around 10pm on Thursday in the village of Rasharkin, County Antrim.

The Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) said officers recovered “two viable pipe bomb-type devices” and residents were evacuated from their homes.

“One device was located on the windowsill outside one property while the second was thrown through a front window of a second home,” a spokesperson added, appealing for witnesses to come forward.

Read more: Independent (UK)