BELFAST - Police in Northern Ireland reported a suspected car bombing in Londonderry on Saturday that local politicians said had caused no apparent injuries as people were urged to stay away from the area.
An image released by police on Twitter showed what appeared to be a burning vehicle in Bishop Street in the center of the city. Two local politicians said the suspected blast occurred outside the city’s courthouse.
Her party colleague from the area, Gary Middleton, said the vehicle was hijacked, without citing a source. Northern Irish police gave no further details and said they were carrying out initial investigations.
A journalist from the Irish edition of the Sunday Times newspaper reported that the attack was carried out by the New IRA, a militant group opposed to the 1998 peace deal that largely ended three decades of violence in the British-run province.