Northern Ireland: New IRA dissidents suspected in Londonderry car bomb blast
Police in Northern Ireland said Sunday they suspected Irish Republican Army dissidents to be responsible for a “reckless” car bombing outside a courthouse in the city of Londonderry.
Two men in their 20s have been arrested over the explosion which happened shortly after 8.00 p.m. local time (3.00 p.m. ET) on Saturday as people were socializing in nearby venues.
The attack comes at a time when there are concerns for what Britain’s looming departure from the European Union will mean for the border between Northern Ireland, which is part of the U.K., and the Irish Republic, which is a separate country and will remain part of the E.U.