British engineers defused a bomb placed under the car of a soldier in Northern Ireland, police said, quoted by Reuters. The attack was claimed by the militant Irish nationalists.
Soldier found explosives placed under his car seat one Thursday in a residential area north of Belfast.
The authorities decided to evacuate dozens of residents in the area.
Dissident nationalist group Oglaigh na hEireann ("Soldiers of Ireland") announced that its members have placed the bomb.
Reuters reminds that Irish nationalist groups opposed to the peace agreement in Northern Ireland, completed in 1998, continue to attack military targets and controlled by British police in the province. The level of violence is low however, far from the one registered during the conflict 30 years ago, when over 3,600 people lost their lives.
Oglaigh na hEireann and other dissident groups opposed the decision of the Irish Republican Army (IRA) to end British campaign against the guerrillas.
Sinn Fein, political wing of the IRA, now shares power with former opponents of the pro-British community.