Police have appealed for “calm” amid what they are now describing as a “terrorist incident” after reports came through of riots breaking out in the Creggan area. Police Service of Northern Ireland’s Mark Hamilton said: “Sadly I can confirm that following shots being fired tonight in Creggan, a 29 year old woman has been killed. We are treating this as a terrorist incident and we have launched a murder enquiry.”
In shocking footage posted on Twitter, cars can be seen torched as onlookers watch on nervously.
According to one social media user the incident is taking place on Fanad Drive.
She adds that “serious rioting” and “dozens of petrol bombs” have been thrown at police officers.
Multiple cars have been torched and cars burst into flames.