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.

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