Northern Ireland hotel bombed

Last updated 19:14 30/05/2014

Relevant offers


Brexit's currency effect makes life cheaper for Kiwis Russia makes show of naval strength on the English Channel on the way to Syria Man arrested under terror laws after package found on London Tube train Bizarre backlash as child refugees arrive in UK to tabloid press attacks Terror probe after London Tube incident Italian woman fined for denigrating children's father Britain will posthumously pardon thousands of gay and bisexual men once considered criminals European council president Donald Tusk gloomy on new free trade agreements Scottish government publishes draft bill for second independence referendum London Zoo gorilla escape: Kumbuka escaped through two open doors to guzzle concentrated blackcurrant squash

Northern Ireland police say a bomb has detonated in the lobby of a Londonderry hotel, but a swift evacuation ensured that nobody was injured.

The device exploded early Friday morning (local time) inside the entrance to the Everglades, one of the longest operating hotels in Northern Ireland's second-largest city.

Hotel staff said a masked man tossed the suspected bomb into the hotel, then fled. The bomb exploded as British Army experts were deploying a remote-controlled robot to defuse it.

No group has claimed responsibility, but police and politicians say Irish Republican Army hard-liners opposed to Northern Ireland's peace process are suspected. IRA factions are particularly active in Londonderry.

Most IRA members renounced violence and disarmed in 2005 after failing to force Northern Ireland out of the United Kingdom.

Ad Feedback

- AP

Special offers

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content