UK police carry out controlled explosion after Liverpool blast

Car blast of Liverpool Women's Hospital, in Liverpool

LONDON (Reuters) - British police said on Monday they had conducted a controlled explosion after a blast in a taxi outside a hospital in Liverpool on Sunday which was declared a terrorist incident by the authorities.

"Officers investigating the explosion at Liverpool Women's Hospital yesterday... have carried out a controlled explosion as a precaution at Sefton Park in Liverpool as part of the ongoing investigation," Greater Manchester Police said in a statement.

"There is believed to be no wider risk to the public and the investigation continues."

(Reporting by Costas Pitas; Editing by William Schomberg)

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