Blast rocks Ulster army barracks

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The Independent Online

An explosion rocked streets around a British army barracks in Northern Ireland early this morning, damaging fencing and a guards' room. There were no casualties, officials said.

The blast at Ebrington Barracks occurred shortly after 6.30 am. Emergency services and security forces were at the scene, but said the explosion had apparently only caused material damage.

There were no immediate details about the nature of the explosion.

Security forces cordoned off the area, and a sniffer dog was being used to check for further explosives.