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Explosion outside house in Derry

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Police in Londonderry are investigating reports of an explosion outside a house at Dunmore Gardens in the Creggan area.

A PSNI spokesperson said the blast was reported shortly before midnight on Tuesday.

The area has been cordoned off while a forensic examination of the scene is carried out.

There are no reports of anyone being injured. Police would like anyone who was in the area around midnight to contact them.

One local resident said she was "disgusted" at the attack.

"I'm rearing a wee child, and my granny is an elderly lady and lives across the street, so I'm a wee bit anxious," she said.

Earlier this week pipe bombs were thrown at two houses in the city.

The dissident group Republican Action Against Drugs (Raad) said it was responsible for the attacks.

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