2 explosions in Northern Ireland; no injuries
January 20, 1997
Web posted at: 9:30 a.m. EST (1430 GMT)
BELFAST, Northern Ireland (CNN) - An explosion went off under
a car in the Northern Ireland port of Larne on Monday but no
one was reported injured.
Police said it appeared that a bomb exploded under a parked
car. The area was sealed off and army bomb disposal experts
were brought in. Larne is a predominantly Protestant town on
the coast north of the Northern Ireland capital, Belfast.
Earlier on Monday suspected Irish Republican Army guerrillas
hurled a bomb at a police station in the Short Strand area of
east Belfast but no one was hurt.
The outlawed IRA broke its 1994 cease-fire 11 months ago with
bomb attacks in London, and resumed hostilities in Northern
Ireland in October with a double car-bomb attack inside the
British army's headquarters southwest of Belfast. That attack
fatally wounded a soldier and injured 39 other people.
Reuters contributed to this report.
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