Bomb explodes under police officer’s car in Northern Ireland

A police officer has evaded an attempt on her life in Northern Ireland after a bomb partially exploded under her car on Tuesday morning. She was not in the vehicle when the device went off at about 8.30am just off the main Belfast to Bangor road.

Security sources in the region said they believed the bomb had been placed there by one of the dissident republican groups opposed to the peace process. Army bomb disposal experts were rushed to the scene of the explosion on the Ballyrobert Road.

A spokesman for the Police Service of Northern Ireland said: “Following initial inquiries at the scene, ATO (ammunition technical officers) have been tasked to conduct an examination of the vehicle.”

PSNI spokesman said the main A2 road between Belfast and Bangor had been closed earlier on Tuesday morning while an investigation into the incident continued.

Photo: Photopress Belfast

Twin car bombs kill dozens outside mosque in Benghazi

Twin car bombs have exploded as people left a mosque in a residential area of the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi, killing 27 and wounding more than 30, officials said.

Capt Tarek Alkharraz, spokesman for military and police forces in Benghazi, said the first explosion went off in the Salmani neighbourhood at around 8:20pm on Tuesday.

In what appeared to be a deliberate attempt to maximise casualties, the second bomb went off a half hour later as residents and medics gathered to evacuate the wounded.

Photo: REUTERS/Stringer


Venezuelan special forces rounded up terrorist band

Today Mr Oscar Perez and his heavily armed extremists fired on national police officers during a raid in the poor hillside area of El Junquito, killing two and seriously injuring five others.

The Interior Ministry said that the gunmen also tried to detonate a car bomb.

Police managed to arrest five members of the “terrorist cell” and were forced to kill an unspecified number of others.

Malta: 10 Arrests in Journalist’s Car Bomb Killing

Official in Malta have announced the arrest of 10 Maltese suspects over the car bomb slaying of a prominent investigative journalist, Daphne Caruana Galizia, about six weeks after her assassination.

Yemen: Car bomb kills 5. IS claims responsibility

Attack claimed by Islamic State group’s affiliate in Yemen, who claimed responsibility in an online statement.

A powerful car bomb has struck a government building in the port city of Aden, south Yemen, killing 5 people and wounding 12.