Police have confirmed the Continuity IRA was responsible for an attack on officers in Co Fermanagh.

A device exploded without warning while detectives were investigating a security alert in the Wattlebridge area on Monday.

No-one was injured, but a PSNI spokesperson said it was a “deliberate attempt … to murder police officers and Army personnel”.

They said: “Thankfully these terrorists did not succeed in their murderous attempt and police officers and Army personnel bravely continued the clearance operation, working to protect the community of Wattlebridge.”

Police continued to appeal for anyone with information to come forward.