Man taken to hospital after explosive device detonates under vehicle

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A man has been taken to hospital after an explosive device detonated under a vehicle in Belfast, police have said.

The incident happened in the Woodstock Road area in the east of the city.

The extent of the man’s injuries is not known.

Police Service of Northern Ireland Superintendent Darrin Jones said: “We believe a device has exploded under a vehicle. The incident was reported to police at 7.10am this morning Friday March 4. One man has been taken to hospital. His condition is not known at this time.”

Woodstock Road has been closed at its junctions with Omeath Street and Ravenhill Avenue.

Emergency services are at the scene.