Two men arrested over car bomb in Northern Ireland

Source: Xinhua| 2019-01-20 21:07:45|Editor: mmm
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LONDON, Jan. 20 (Xinhua) -- Two men have been arrested in connection with a car bomb in Northern Ireland on Saturday, said Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) on twitter on Sunday.

The two men, both in their twenties, have been arrested by detectives investigating explosion outside Bishop Street courthouse in Derry/Londonderry, said PSNI.

A car bomb took place at about 20:15 GMT in Northern Ireland's city of Londonderry on Saturday.

A picture published by PSNI showed a car on fire at Bishop Street Court House.

Police in Londonderry condemned the bomb attack as a significant attempt to kill people in the community.

"This attack was unbelievably reckless. Thankfully the attackers failed to kill or injure any members the local community out socialising and enjoying the best of what the city has to offer," Assistant Chief Constable Mark Hamilton told to the press.

Londonderry, the second largest city in Northern Ireland, was known for violence during the Troubles, a period of conflict involving republican and loyalist paramilitaries, the British security forces and civil rights groups from 1968 through the Good Friday Agreement of 1998.