Belfast Ireland: hundreds evactuated after partial explosion of bomb

Posted on December 14, 2013 • Filed under: Terrorism, Tourist Warning, United Kingdom reported that Hundreds of Christmas revelers had to be evacuated from central Belfast on Friday night after a bomb partially exploded during one of the busiest nights of the festive season. The device went off as police officers were clearing the Cathedral area of the city around 6.45pm. The police had been responding to a telephone warning that a bomb had been left in the district. Republican dissident group Óglaigh na hÉireann later admitted responsibility for the bomb, which they said was left inside a rucksack. Read Article

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