Tuesday, March 23, 1999 Published at 16:50 GMT
Loyalist dissidents claim blast
Castlewellan is 35 miles (55km) south of Belfast
A dissident loyalist group has claimed responsibility for an explosion in Northern Ireland on Tuesday.
One man was injured in the blast in Castlewellan, County Down.
The Orange Volunteers, a dissident loyalist group which sprung up in the wake of last year's Good Friday agreement, claimed responsibility for the blast in a call to a Belfast radio station.
But the Royal Ulster Constabulary has not yet confirmed the explosion was caused by a bomb.
A spokesman said a man suffered cuts and bruises in the explosion at a scrapyard in Station Road, Castlewellan.
His injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.
Army bomb disposal experts are on the scene.
The man is believed to have been driving along when the explosion occurred.
The scene of the explosion is only a few miles from Loughinisland, where the Orange Volunteers claimed responsibility for a bomb blast in January.