British anti-terrorism police announced on Sunday evening that they had arrested three men in connection with the murder of a man in a car explosion outside a women’s hospital in Liverpool (northern England).
“Three men, aged 29, 26 and 21, were arrested in the Kensington area of Liverpool and arrested under the Terrorism Act,” police said on Twitter.
The explosion, the circumstances of which are not yet clear, resulted in the death of one person. Another person was injured, but his prognosis was not in jeopardy.
Local police explained that they were alerted at 11:00 a.m. Sunday and immediately intervened.
“Unfortunately, we can confirm that one died and another was taken to hospital where they are being treated for injuries, which fortunately will not endanger their lives,” police said in a statement.
“So far, we understand that the car involved was a taxi parked at the hospital shortly before the explosion,” police said, pointing out that “work is still underway to establish that this happened.”
“We are open-minded about the cause of the explosion, but as a precautionary measure, anti-terrorist police are conducting an investigation with the support of the Mercedes police as a precaution.”