Northern Ireland

Dissidents behind bomb attack on Londonderry office

Police tape around city square
Image caption The scene of the explosion at Waterloo Place

Dissident republicans have said they carried out an attack on the city of culture office in Londonderry.

The claim was made in a call to a Derry newspaper using a recognised code word.

A police spokeswoman said an investigation into the bombing was continuing but refused to comment on who was behind the attack.

A small device exploded outside the City of Culture office at Waterloo Place on Monday at about 0330 GMT. No-one was hurt and the damage was minor.

SDLP MP for Foyle Mark Durkan said those responsible for the attack were "anti-Derry".

Former Sinn Fein Mayor of the city, Paul Fleming, said the attack would achieve "absolutely nothing".