'Mechanical fault' behind vehicle fire that sparked alert

'Mechanical fault' behind vehicle fire that sparked alert

The driver of the vehicle is a serving police officer.

It is believed that an Army bomb disposal unit has been sent to the scene.

"A booby trap bomb has exploded under a female police officer's vehicle".

A fire in a vehicle belonging to a former police officer in Northern Ireland is no longer thought to be terrorist related.

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Shortly before 8.30am a report was made that it had caught fire at the junction of Ballyrobert Road.

The officer is not believed to have been in the auto - thought to be her personal vehicle - at the time. "A booby trap bomb has exploded under a female police officer's auto".

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

Her party colleague and North Antrim MP Ian Paisley said he understood the bomb exploded under the officer's auto.

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The Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) said the incident on the A2 between Belfast and Bangor is ongoing.

Police refused to comment on the nature of the incident, simply confirming investigations would continue. My concern is for the officer and family of officer.

DUP MP Ian Paisley has now said reports that a auto bursting into flames in County Down was a terror attack were incorrect, it was down to a "major malfunction".

"We've just received news from Northern Ireland which is very disturbing", she said.

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