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Bomb 'attempted murder', say PSNI

Scene of explosion in Glengalliagh Park
The explosion happened in Glengalliagh Park on Tuesday evening

An explosion at a house in Londonderry is being treated as attempted murder, the police have said.

The blast happened at the property in Glengalliagh Park in Derry at about 2330 GMT on Tuesday.

Police carried out a forensic examination of the scene and the remains of an explosive device were taken away for further examination.

No-one was in the house at the time and there were no reports of any injuries. Police have appealed for information.

Earlier on Wednesday, the chair of the local District Policing Partnership said the explosion was caused by a pipe bomb,

Elisha McLaughlin said the device, which was detonated in a built-up area, and could have caused serious injury.

"I am making it clear to those responsible that the community does not want this.

"Those behind this bomb attack need to consider their actions.

"In leaving this device they have shown no regard for the wider Galliagh community," she said.

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