Report: 'Bomb' explodes in Belfast city centre

Streets were closed and buildings had to be evacuated after an explosion in Belfast City centre last night, according to reports.

The incident took place on Victoria Street in Belfast city centre, where police were earlier dealing with a suspect vehicle, according to the Belfast Telegraph.

The Police Service of Northern Ireland evacuated the area while they examined the car near the Victoria Square shopping centre, before a loud bang was heard.

The incident began from around 9.30pm on Sunday night.

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