Bomb explodes in busy part of Belfast

Last updated at 10:57
Police near to scene of explosion

A bomb exploded in Belfast on Friday evening, forcing hundreds of people to be evacuated from a part of the city.

It was a small explosion and no one was injured, but police say it could have killed or seriously injured anyone nearby.

A warning about the bomb had been phoned to a newspaper which prompted the evacuation.

However police say the bomb had been left in a different place to what had been said on the phone.

The bomb is being blamed on dissident republicans - people who don't support the current peace agreements in place in Northern Ireland.

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