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Belfast city centre bomb 'could have killed revellers'

A small explosion in the popular Cathedral Quarter of Belfast could have killed festive partygoers, police have said. Police say a telephone warning made before the blast directed them to the wrong location.

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Picture of small blast in Belfast city centre

A witness, Mark Ashbridge, took this picture of the small blast in Belfast city centre.

It appears people had been pushed back before the explosion occurred.

Mark says "the glow is the result" of the blast:

A picture taken of the blast Credit: Mark Ashbridge

No injuries have been reported.

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