The DUP representative said,
“I condemn the actions of the masked cowards involved in the attempted hijacking of a vehicle on Friday night and the viable device which has been discovered in the Waterside over this weekend. The aim of those involved is to cause harm and misery to our communities.
We have witnessed too many occasions where these terrorists have held our city to ransom. We must stand together and demonstrate that such violence and threats cannot be part of our society.
I have been in contact with the PSNI throughout the weekend and I commend them and the ATO for their swift actions.
Anyone with information should come forward to the police.”