Mortar bomb caused security alert at Londonderry police station

Police have said that the explosion reported at Strand Road police station in Londonderry last night was caused by a mortar bomb fired from a parked car.  From the BBC report

Police said they believe it was launched from the rear of a red Vauxhall Cavalier car that was parked in Queen Street at about 0015 BST.

The device struck a wall but did not explode. Police are investigating a link with dissident republicans.

A Fold for the elderly and a number of other houses were evacuated as a precaution. No-one was injured.

It is understood the device partially exploded inside the car which was found on fire. A bomb disposal team later carried out a controlled explosion.


  • al

    Well at least they almost blew themselves up this time.

  • Argosjohn

    Maybe if people respected the people of Derry by calling the city Derry, there would be less resentment. Repsect the wishes of the majority of the people of Derry.

  • Rory Carr

    What, Argosjohn? Or else ?

    “Speak as I speak or I’ll blow you to smithereens.” Is that the new reasoned debate from the diehards intended to convince people of the benefits that await them under Éire Núa?

    A reasonable reply might be short and pithy.

  • HeinzGuderian

    LondonArgosJohnny…………….The voice of reason in nat/rep land ? :O)

  • Brasco

    wheres Londonderry?

  • Eire32

    It’s a wee borough in the capital of Britain.

  • Pete Baker


    Unless the names change, in my posts it has always been Londonderry, Derry City Council and the City of Derry Airport.

    You might as well get used to it.

  • funny how when these Londonderry lads are away from home they become big advocates of the Derry label and the Irish identity and I’m sure I can spend euros in nelson drive now.

  • Gerry Lvs Castro

    Another massive blow for Irish freedom. Car destroyed, elderly people inconvenienced and some overtime for the bomb disposals. These lads really must be applauded.