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Three arrested under Terrorism Act following hospital explosion in Liverpool

Three men have been arrested under the Terrorism Act following a fatal explosion at a hospital in Liverpool.

One person was killed following the explosion while another was injured.

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It’s understood that police responded to reports of a blast involving a vehicle, believed to be a taxi, at Liverpool Women’s Hospital shortly before at 10:59am this morning.

Counter-terrorism police have now arrested three men aged 29, 26 and 21 under the Terrorism Act in connection to the incident.

A spokesman for Merseyside Police stated, “So far we understand that the car involved was a taxi which pulled up at the hospital shortly before the explosion occurred.”

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The driver of the vehicle was injured and was taken to hospital where he remains in stable condition while the passenger was pronounced dead at the scene.

Investigations still remain ongoing by police. The spokesman added, “We are keeping an open mind as to what caused the explosion, but given how it has happened – out of caution – counter-terrorism police are leading the investigation supported by Merseyside Police.”

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