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A bomb has been found underneath a soldier's car in Northern Ireland.

A number of houses have been evacuated while a controlled explosion was carried out on the device on the car in Portadown, County Armagh, at 4.45pm.

David Simpson, a member of the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) said it was a "very serious situation".

"The diligence was there and this device was discovered," he told the BBC.

Part of Corbracky Road remains closed and diversions are in place.