Two police officers are reported to have been injured in an explosion in west Belfast after a device was thrown at them as they investigated reports of a robbery at a bookmakers on the Shaws Road. According to the reports the injuries are not life-threatening but one officer sustained serious arm injuries.
Update The BBC are now reporting that three officers were injured when the device, “possibly a pipe-bomb”, exploded.
Further Update From the iol report
One of the officers is set to undergo emergency surgery on a serious arm injury later while his two colleagues are recovering from less serious shrapnel injuries.