>> Two men were arrested Sunday after a car bomb attack in Northern Ireland, Londonderry. The pair, both in their 20s, were detained hours after Saturday evening's explosion outside the city's courthouse.>> Fortunately, it didn't kill anybody and fortunately it didn't cause widespread damage. But clearly, it was a very significant attempt to kill people here in this community last night.
>> Police are now looking into whether militant group the New IRA was responsible.>>
It's one of a small number of groups opposed to the 1998 peace deal that largely ended three decades of violence in the British run province. The New IRA has carried out sporadic attacks in recent years.
Officers on patrol spotted a suspicious vehicle at the courthouse at 7:55 PM on Saturday. Five minutes later, they received a warning that a device had been left there. Police say they then had just minutes to evacuate children and hundreds of hotel guests before it detonated.>> We had a bomb being moved through, past people's homes.
A highly unstable crude device that could have detonated at any time.>> Saturday's blast came at a time when police in both Northern Ireland and European Union member Ireland have been warning that a return to a hard border between the two after Brexit could be a target for militant groups.
Politicians from all sides condemned the explosion.