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Police in Northern Ireland investigate possible bomb

By the CNN Wire Staff
  • NEW: The device appears to have partially exploded
  • Authorities investigate a suspicious device under a car
  • Military bomb-disposal experts were examining the device

(CNN) -- Police in Northern Ireland Tuesday were investigating a suspicious object underneath a car in Cookstown, Northern Ireland, authorities said.

The device appeared to have partially exploded.

The Police Service of Northern Ireland said Sweep Road in Cookstown was closed after "a security incident that came to light at 8 a.m."

Authorities evacuated houses as military bomb disposal experts examined the device.

No other details were immediately available.