London, Apr 12: Violence marred the latest stage in the Ireland peace process as a bomb exploded behind British army barracks in Northern Ireland on Monday, Apr 12.
The blast took place at around 12: 24 am, just as the Catholic and Protestant leaders were set to elect a new justice minister in a step towards peace.
A police spokesperson told an international news agency that the bomb was placed in a hijacked taxi.
"The taxi driver got out (of the car) and shouted 'It's a bomb, it's a bomb!' and we were evacuating the area when it exploded," the spokeswoman is quoted as saying.
However, there were no reports on loss of life or injuries.
Experts say that the transfer of powers from to Belfast from London will continue to see disruptions of this sort from the Irish Republican Army dissidents.
The rebelling Republicans do not trust in the political process to achieve success in their campaign for united Ireland.
The police too predict that the violence will continue and the security forces will be prime target.