One person has been killed in a car bomb blast near a hospital in Liverpool, UK. Another was injured. The bomber struck shortly after 11 a.m. local time on Sunday. Anti-terrorism police have already arrested three people on suspicion of involvement in the incident. They have been arrested under anti-terrorism laws. News Reuters.
The bomber struck shortly after noon in front of a memorial service in the United Kingdom. Remembrance Sunday is observed every second Sunday in November in the United Kingdom in memory of those killed in various wars and conflicts since World War I.
Chief Constable Serena Kennedy said they received a car bomb in front of Liverpool Women’s Hospital shortly before 11 p.m. The location of Liverpool Cathedral is very close to the scene. Serena added that work is underway to find out the details of the incident. He said police were trying to determine the cause of the blast.
Police said there was a male passenger in the car. He died on the spot. The injured driver has been admitted to the hospital. His condition is stable. The anti-terrorism police is jointly investigating the incident with the local police. The car is believed to have reached the hospital premises shortly before the blast.
A police statement later said three people, aged 29, 26 and 21, had been arrested in the Kensington area on suspicion of involvement in the blast. They were arrested under the Anti-Terrorism Act. However, police said the blast had not yet been declared a terrorist attack.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has expressed his condolences to the families of the victims.