A bomb has been found during a police search operation in County Fermanagh.
Chief Inspector Barton said the device was meant to kill
It was discovered on the Clogh Road near Rosslea following reports that dissident republicans had abandoned a landmine in the area.
Chief Inspector Alywin Barton said he had no doubt that the device could have caused serious injury or death.
He said: "I believe this was an attempt to kill members of the community police in the area." The security operation will continue on Saturday.