Thursday 22 February 2018

Three arrested over car bomb find in Derry

Ella Pickover

THREE men were being questioned by police in Northern Ireland today after a bomb was discovered in a car.

Officers in Derry said a "viable device" was found in a vehicle in Buncrana Road yesterday afternoon.

A security alert was issued and explosive experts removed the device.

Three men, aged 46, 49 and 54, have been arrested over alleged dissident republican activity, a police spokeswoman said.

"Police in Derry can confirm that a suspicious object found in a car in Buncrana road is a viable device," the spokeswoman said.

"The device has been recovered and will be taken away for further examination."

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