LONDON -- Two soldiers and a civilian were injured Tuesday in a mortor attack on a police station in Londonderry, Northern Ireland, the Royal Ulster Constabulary said.
Shortly before 9 a.m., a mortar was fired at the Rosemount RUC station from a van parked outside the base.
The van had earlier been hijacked in west Londonderry, 75 miles northwest of Belfast, the RUC said.
'There were no serious casualties, but two soldiers and a civilian were treated for shock and minor injuries after the blast,' an RUC spokesman said.
Children in the area of the attack while on their way to school were treated for shock, and a doctor was called to treat a civilian in one of the damaged houses who was also suffering from shock.
'There was some structural damage to the base, and considerble blast damage to eight houses in Creggan Road, which faces the Rosemount station,' the spokesman said.
No group took responsibility for the attack, which bears the hallmarks of the outlawed Irish Republican Army which has waged an armed struggle for over 20 years to oust the British from control of Northern Ireland.