Northern Ireland

Belfast Victoria Square car bomb: Two men arrested by police

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Image caption The car bomb partially exploded as Army bomb experts prepared to examine the suspect vehicle at the Belfast shopping centre

Two men have been arrested by police investigating a dissident republican car bomb attack in Belfast city centre.

The device partially exploded inside a hijacked car at Victoria Square car park on 24 November.

A masked gang had placed a bomb on board and ordered the driver to take it to the shopping centre.

It exploded as Army bomb experts prepared to examine the vehicle. No-one was injured. Two men, 34 and 44, were arrested in north Belfast.

They have been been taken to Antrim police station for questioning.

The bomb contained 60kgs (132lbs) of home-made explosives.

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