Published Wednesday, 11 August 2010
The device - which failed to explode - was made safe by Army bomb experts.
Security sources told UTV that although the device was crude in nature, had it exploded, it could have caused serious injury or worse.
The alarm was raised in Fir Grove Lane at around 7.15am on Wednesday morning after reports of a suspicious device.
Police officers located the pipe bomb on the windowsill of the house in a cul-de-sac.
A number of nearby homes were evacuated as army bomb experts removed the device.
It was made safe some time later and people were allowed to return to their homes.
A loyalist grouping calling itself the Real UFF admitted responsibility in a telephone call to a local newsroom.
Alliance Antrim Councillor Neil Kelly says he is sickened by those who left the device beside the house.
"This device was an attack on the whole community. There can never be any justification for an attack like this, no matter what those responsible may claim", Mr Kelly said.
"I am very concerned that these incidents appear to be happening on a daily basis. I am only glad that no one was killed or injured in this latest attack."
SDLP South Antrim MLA Thomas Burns said the couple, who have a two-year-old daughter, were "extremely shook up" by an attack they can't understand.
"The young couple are totally unaware as to the motive behind this attack," he said
"They are a young family just trying to make a way in life and raise their children properly.
"The ideals of those responsible couldn't be in greater contrast. The heart of the entire community goes out to the family. The neighbours I spoke to are distraught at what has happened to them.
"I hope anybody with even the smallest bit of information regarding this incident brings it to the police. As a society we must stand up to these bullies."
This is the fifth bomb the army has had to deal with in week.
© UTV News