Car bomb explodes in Donegal housing estate

Car bomb explodes in Donegal housing estate

By Stephen Maguire

A number of homes have been evacuated after a booby-trap car bomb exploded on a housing estate in Co Donegal.

Gardaí have sealed off the scene of the incident at ManorView Park off the Long Lane in Letterkenny.

A number of homes have been evacuated and residents have been forced to stay with friends while the security operation continues.

Nobody was hurt in the incident but Gardaí at the scene now say they are searching the area for secondary devices.

Inspector Gretti Sheridan has been speaking to Highland Radio appealing for information from the public.

The Army Bomb Disposal Team are on their way to Donegal from Athlone to help Gardaí with the operation.

Speaking at the scene, Inspector Pat O’Donnell said: “I can confirm there has been an explosion under a vehicle in this area.

“We have sealed off the scene and we have asked for the assistance of the army technical officers in case there are secondary devices in the area.

“I would ask anyone who may have info on what happened here this morning to contact Gardai at Letterkenny.

“We are currently carrying out house-to-house enquiries and I can tell you that there is some CCTV footage in the area which we are also studying.”


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