Bomb Explodes Outside Shopping Centre

A bomb planted in a car has exploded outside a shopping centre in Derry, Northern Ireland, causing substantial damage to the rear of a shopping area.

“Shortly after midnight a device in a Corsa car exploded outside a bank at the rear of the DaVinci retail complex” in the city, a spokesman from the Police Service of Northern Ireland said. “A warning had been received just over an hour earlier and a cordon was in place.

“Initial inquiries suggest there were no injuries. Substantial damage has been caused to the retail complex and to the car.” Evacuations had been carried out in the surrounding area from dozens of houses and a number of businesses, the spokesman said. Dozens of homes and businesses, including a nursing home, were evacuated.Motorists are being warned there will be severe traffic congestion in the area for a significant period of time – Skynews