“Police were evacuating the area when the bomb went off.”

Few details so far, but the BBC are reporting that a car bomb has exploded near Newry courthouse.

BBC Ireland Correspondent Mark Simpson said it appeared to have been a car bomb which “seems to have been planted by dissident republicans”. “What the IRA used to do quite frequently was target the courthouse – that is what dissident republicans are now doing,” he added.

Also from the BBC report

A car was abandoned close to the gates of the courthouse at about 2200 GMT on Monday. Police were evacuating the area when the bomb went off.