Booby trap BOMB sparks police vehicle fire - Army called to scene

Police car set alight after 'booby trap bomb explodes' in Northern Ireland

An Army bomb disposal team was scrambled to the scene on the A2 between Belast and Bangor at around 8.30am on Tuesday.

Army technical officers have examined the auto and the road was closed to traffic.

BOMB disposal officers are on their way to the scene of a vehicle fire on the road between Bangor and Belfast.

"Thankfully she wasn't in it at the time the auto went on fire".

Paisley said that a suspected booby trap device was placed under the auto.

Police said that it received a report that a vehicle caught fire at the junction of Ballyrobert Road early in the morning and that a bomb squad was at the scene.

Police sources had earlier confirmed the woman was not a serving police officer.

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However, the incident is no longer believed to be sinister in nature.

Speaking to the Belfast Telegraph, Mr Paisley said: "Terrorism can never be allowed to prevail, this is a dastardly and cowardly attack".

The A2 between Belfast and Bangor remains closed while police continue their investigation into the incident.

"We do send our thoughts and our prayers to the female police officer and indeed to her family".

DUP leader Arlene Foster made mention of it condemning the attack during her press conference in Brussels after talks with Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier.

"If so that's a huge relief and I hope those involved are uninjured", he tweeted.

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