Explosion in Liverpool car: anti-terrorism police arrest three

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London: Counter-terrorism officers arrested three people after a vehicle explosion outside the Women’s Hospital in Liverpool in northern England left one dead and another injured on Sunday, police said, adding that they were conducting the investigation. .

Police said a male passenger in the car was pronounced dead on the spot, while the driver, who was also a man, was injured and remains in hospital in stable condition.

Emergency services outside the Liverpool Women's Hospital in Liverpool, England.

Emergency services outside the Liverpool Women’s Hospital in Liverpool, England.Credit:AP

British Interior Minister Priti Patel said in a tweet that she was regularly updated on the incident.

Three men – aged 29, 26 and 21 – were detained in the Kensington area of ​​the city and arrested under the Terrorism Act, police said in a statement.

Police understood that the car involved was a taxi that stopped at the hospital shortly before the explosion.

Police Chief Serena Kennedy said police had been called in for reports of a car explosion just before 10pm on Sunday AEDT.

“Work is still ongoing to establish what happened,” he told the media.

“We are keeping an open mind on what caused the explosion, but given how it happened, as a precaution, the counter-terrorism police are conducting the investigation supported by the Merseyside police.”

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