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Thursday, October 13, 2011

Bomb detonates in Northern Ireland as Londonderry 'City of Culture' office is targeted for second time - 13th Oct 2011

A bomb detonated outside the City of Culture office in Londonderry, police said tonight.

There were no reports of injuries and police have yet to reveal details on the extent of the damage caused.

It is the second time that the office has been targeted after a pipe bomb planted by dissident republicans in January caused minor damage to the building.

Derry's winning of the UK City of Culture title has secured cross-community support in Northern Ireland.

The city's Shipquay Street was closed off tonight by officers investigating the blast which they reported at around 11pm.

SDLP Foyle MP Mark Durkan condemned those responsible for the explosion.

Mr Durkan said: 'Those responsible for this bomb have shown complete and utter contempt for the people of Derry. Read More