Police are on scene in Dungiven after a report of a suspect device left outside a house in the town.
Sinn Fein councillor Sean McGlinchey said just before 10pm on Monday several homes in the Ard na Smoll estate were evacuated.
Colr. McGlinchey said a wheelie bin had been set on fire and a suspect device left on the doorstep of a property. The area has been cordoned off and police remain on scene.
“I am absolutely disgusted by this,” said Colr. McGlinchey. “This is the third incident in the last number of weeks. I’m totally disgusted.”
There are no further details at this time.