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Attack on City Condemned by Mayor and other political figures

The Mayor of Derry City & Strabane council, John Boyle has condemned the attack on the city after a ‘suspected’ car bomb exploded.

McAuley Multimedia 19/01/19 Mayor of Derry City and Strabane District Council at the scene of a car bomb on Bishop Street Londonderry. Picture by Steven McAuley/McAuley Multimedia

Police were said to be in the process of an evacuation at time of the explosion which suggests that they had been given a warning but it is not believed that anyone was hurt in the explosion. A search for a second device is being undertaken, but nothing has been founds of yet.

Not yet confirmed, but the car bomb bears the hallmarks of a dissident republican, attack similar to those seen during the troubles.

The DUP learner Arleen Foster as well as other politicians have also taken to social media to condemn the attack;

DUP Limavady Councillor Aaron Callan
DUP Deputy Mayor of Causeway Coast & Glens Council, Trevor Clarke
TUV leader Jim All-star

Mark H Durkan, SDLP Foyle MLA also tweeted: “Whoever is responsible for this explosion outside Bishop Street Courthouse in Derry clearly hasn’t got the message that the people of Derry DO NOT want this on our streets.

Sinn Fein MP Elisha McCallion said: “There are many elderly residents who live in the area who have been alarmed by this incident. Thankfully no one appears to have been injured in this incident.
Derry is a city moving forward and no one wants this type of incident. It is not representative of the city. I would encourage anyone with information about this incident to bring it to the police.”

The security operation is still underway in the area and police still urge the general public to stay away from the area.

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