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Car bomb outside Liverpool hospital being treated as ‘terrorist incident’

A police officer stands guard near the scene of a car blast outside the Women's Hospital in Liverpool on November 15, 2021. (Paul ELLIS / AFP)
A police officer stands guard near the scene of a car blast outside the Women's Hospital in Liverpool on November 15, 2021. (Paul ELLIS / AFP)

Police in northwest England say they are treating a deadly blast outside a hospital in Liverpool as a “terrorist incident” involving a homemade bomb.

Russ Jackson, in charge of counter-terrorism policing in the region, says the motivation for yesterday’s blast in a taxi is unclear but the device was “built by the passenger” who died.

An explosion engulfed a cab outside Liverpool Women’s Hospital yesterday, seconds before Britain fell silent at 1100 GMT to honor its war dead on Remembrance Day.

A passenger was killed but the driver escaped with light injuries, after city authorities and newspapers described how the cab driver locked the man inside after growing suspicious about his intentions.

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