15 Aug 2010

Three children injured by bomb in N. Ireland

9:37 am on 15 August 2010

Three children have been injured in a bomb explosion in the Northern Ireland town of Lurgan in County Armagh.

A bomb went off without warning in a bin as police investigated reports that a device had been left at the Model Primary school.

The bomb blew a hole in a metal fence and the children - two aged 12 and one aged two - were injured by debris, suffering cuts and shock.

The BBC reports the bomb went off at a junction where police would have been expected to put up a cordon around the school.

Chief Inspector Sam Cordner said it was "an absolute miracle" that the children were not more seriously injured.