After an Explosion in the centre of the Northern Irish city of Londonderry, the police to Point to a car bomb. The investigators published on Twitter a photo of the crime scene in the Bishop Street. Press pictures show a burnt-out car.

According to media reports, the police had received a telephone warning and just started the area seal off, when it came to the Explosion. The vehicle had just been stolen in Londonderry, reported BBC citing the police. The police even spoke on Twitter of a “incident” and suspected a car bomb. On Facebook, the police informed that there is no Hurt.

After the Explosion, the police began the evacuation of surrounding buildings, because the officials a second car seemed suspicious. The authorities did not provide any information on the progress of the investigation. In the street of the 85,000 inhabitants of the city, a court building is located, among other things.

“Senseless act of terror”

If there is political backgrounds, is unclear. Even 20 years after the good Friday agreement that ended the conflict in Northern Ireland, it always comes back to conflicts between Catholics and Protestants. Catholic nationalists aspire to a Union with Ireland, and Protestant unionists want to continue to belong to Britain.

Arlene Foster, Chairman of the unionist party DUP, the language according to the Agency PA of a “senseless act of terror”. The members of the Catholic Sinn Fein, Elisha McCallion, has called Londonderry, an up and coming city. “Nobody wants such an incident”.


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