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Sunday, 9 July, 2000, 01:15 GMT 02:15 UK
Car explodes in Northern Ireland

The RUC in Northern Ireland has confirmed that a car has exploded outside the police station in Stewartstown, Co. Tyrone.

There are no reports of any injuries but a few people are suffering from shock.

The explosion took place just before 0100 BST on Sunday on the route of an Orange Order march.

Nearby houses were cleared before the device went off.

Police were alerted to an abandoned vehicle outside the station by a member of the public.

It is understood there had been no warning or claim of responsibility from any organisation.

The explosion at Stewartstown was heard by reporters at Drumcree, about 15 miles away.

Police have cordoned off the area and explosives experts are on the scene.

Another alert is in force on the M1 motorway in County Armagh, involving a suspect cylinder by the side of the road.

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