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Bomb explodes outside Derry City of Culture office

Police cleared the area before the device detonated at around 11pm last night.

A general view of Derry
A general view of Derry
Image: Paul Faith/PA Archive/Press Association Images

A BOMB EXPLODED outside the office of the City of Culture in Derry last night.

No injuries have been reported as a result of the incident.

UTV reports that police were alerted to the possibility of a bomb at about 9.45pm. Officers cleared the area before the device exploded, shortly before 11pm.

The area surrounding Shipquay Street in the city centre was closed to pedestrians and motorists last night, and police are continuing their investigations there today, the Guardian reports.

Dissident republicans took responsibility for a similar attack on the same building earlier this year; minor damage was caused to the exterior after a pipe bomb was detonated outside the office in January.

Last year, Derry was awarded the right to become the 2013 City of Culture.

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