United Kingdom/Terrorism: Car bomb explodes near Londonderry police station, no injuries reported

Media reported that a car bomb exploded outside a heavily fortified Police Station in Northern Ireland‘s second-largest city of Londonderry on Tuesday, but no one was injured.

According to the police, a taxi was seized by two armed men who loaded a bomb on board and ordered the driver to deliver it to the target in the centre of the city, where it exploded causing damage to the station and surrounding properties.

Reportedly, the taxi driver raised the alarm after abandoning the bomb and police said there was a short telephone warning made before the explosion. Police confirmed that no one was injured in the explosion.

No group has claimed responsibility for the attack, but authorities attributed it to dissidents backing the formerly terroristIrish Republican Army (IRA).