A SUSPECTED car bomb has exploded in Co. Derry tonight, with DUP leader Arlene foster branding it a "meaningless act of terror".
The explosion took place around 17:1
It added that ongoing evacuations are taking place and those living in
DUP leader Arlene Foster went to Twitter to condemn the incident.
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She tweeted: "This pointless terrorist act must be condemned most strongly. Only hurt the people of the city. Committed by people irrespective of life. Grateful for our emergency services for their swift actions that have helped to ensure that there has not been fatalities or injuries. "
Sinn Féin MP for Foyle, Elisha McCallion, also hit the incident and said" it is not representative of the city "
" This incident has shocked the community, "she said.
"There are, in particular, many older residents living in the area who have been alarmed by this incident."
"Fortunately, no one appears to have been hurt in this event.
" Derry is a city ahead and no one wants this type of event. It is not representative of the city.
"I want to encourage everyone with information about this incident to bring it to the police."
Nothing to bid on
Local party activist Raymond McCartney repeated McCallion's feelings.
He tweeted: "Those responsible have nothing to offer. Derry, Ireland has left them, they have to stop and try to catch up with the rest of us."
Police have advised people to stay away from the area,