Near Great Britain's MI5 headquarters in Northern Ireland, a car bomb exploded at the rear of the palace barracks. There have been no immediate reports of casualties.
A device exploded in a vehicle near the headquarters of Britain’s MI5 domestic security services in Northern Ireland but there have been no casualties or injuries, according to Xinhua.
The explosion occurred shortly after midnight when the Belfast power-sharing administration in Ireland resumed control over policing. A vote is also expected to take place on Monday on a new justice minister.
AFP reports that security services later verified that the bomb was in a hijacked taxi, which was then driven to the back of the palace barracks. The driver shouted after jumping from the taxi: “It’s a bomb.”
A local journalist said the explosion shook the front door of his house, “It appears that the seat of the explosion was on the opposite side of the complex in a layby on Old Holywood Road. The security services have sealed off a stretch of the road covering several miles.”
Despite the Irish Republican Army laying down their arms and weaponry, violence still transpires from time to time.
The barracks is a former British army complex that is now occupied by MI5, notes Press TV.