An explosive device thrown at the home of former Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams was hurled from a moving car, CCTV footage of the incident has revealed.

The footage shows the car passing Mr Adams’ home in Belfast, and as the car drives by sparks can be seen around a parked car in the driveway.

Yesterday, Mr Adams said he was thankful that no one was hurt in the incident which took place on Friday night.

The home of prominent republican Bobby Storey in west Belfast was also attacked.

An investigation by the PSNI is currently under way.

The PSNI said officers seized "remnants of large industrial, firework-type devices, capable of causing serious damage or injury" at two houses in west Belfast.

Significant damage was visible to a vehicle on Mr Adams' driveway in the aftermath of the attack.

Mr Adams said he did not know who is responsible for the attacks, but thought there may be a connection with the recent disorder in Derry.

He challenged those behind the attacks to come to him and explain themselves.

"For those who were involved in the attack, if they have the gumption to sneak up on our homes, I'd like them or their representatives to come and meet me," he said.

"I'd like them to sit down and explain to me what this is about."

He said he can be contacted through any Sinn Féin office, adding: "So that's my direct appeal to them. Come and sit down and explain to me what this is about. Give us the rationale for this action."

A rally is being held tomorrow evening at the site of the former Andersonstown police station in west Belfast for the families of Mr Adams and Mr Storey.

It is also being held for the people of Derry who last week endured six consecutive nights of disorder.

Sinn Féin president Mary Lou McDonald will be the main speaker at the rally, which will also be attended by Mr Adams and Mr Storey.