After an Explosion in the centre of the Northern Irish city of Londonderry, the police to Point to a car bomb. The police released on Saturday evening via Twitter a photo from the crime scene in the Bishop Street, see a large fire.
Subsequent images in the media a burnt-out car show. 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 themselves said in their Twitter Account of an “incident”.
reports on casualties were not until Saturday morning. In the street of the 85,000 inhabitants of the city, a court building is located, among other things. After the incident, the police began the evacuation of surrounding buildings, because the officials a second car seemed suspicious. The authorities made until early Saturday morning no details of the progress of the investigation.
If there is political backgrounds, remained unclear. Even 20 years after the good Friday agreement that ended the bloody conflict in Northern Ireland, it always comes back to conflicts between Catholics and Protestants, as well as security forces. While Catholic nationalists seeking Union with Ireland, and Protestant unionists, who want to continue to belong to Britain.
Although there was no official information on the backgrounds, was criticised for the incident immediately by politicians sharp. Arlene Foster, Chairman of the unionist party, DUP, condemned according to the Agency PA this “senseless act of terror”. Also, Elisha McCallion, members of Parliament Fine in the sense that said, Londonderry is a city on the rise, “and nobody wants such an incident”.