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Diners on Belfast bomb evacuation

Diners and staff in Belfast's Cathedral Quarter have described being evacuated, after a bomb exploded on one of the area's busiest nights of the year.

Diners and staff in Belfast's Cathedral Quarter have described being told to leave restaurants and bars by police, after a bomb exploded during one of the area's busiest nights of the year.

The device exploded at Exchange Street West at about 18:45 GMT as the area was being cleared. A warning had been phoned to a newspaper, but police said the bomb had been left in a different place.

No-one was injured in the incident but police are urging owners of restaurants and other businesses in the city to check their premises.