Thursday 21 September 2017

Bomb causes 'substantial damage'

A car bomb has exploded in Northern Ireland, police said.

The device, planted in a Vauxhall Corsa, detonated just after midnight outside a bank at the back of the Da Vinci retail complex near the University of Ulster in Londonderry.

A spokesman for the Police Service of Northern Ireland said: "A warning had been received just an hour earlier and a cordon was in place.

"Initial inquiries suggest there were no injuries. Substantial damage was caused to the retail complex and to the car."

Dozens of homes and businesses, including a nursing home, were evacuated.

Motorists are being warned there will be severe traffic congestion in the area later in the morning.

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