British Columbia

Apparent car bomb in Oliver, B.C., probed by RCMP

The RCMP's explosive disposal unit is in Oliver, B.C., to investigate a blast from an improvised explosive device under a car that sent fragments of metal flying into neighbours' garages.

Fragments of metal damage neighbours' garages

The force of the explosion caused a piece of flying metal to blast through the wall of a neighbour's garage. (BC RCMP)

The RCMP's explosive disposal unit is in Oliver, B.C., to investigate a blast from an improvised explosive device under a car that sent fragments of metal flying into neighbours' garages.

Mounties were called after a woman reported a piece of metal had penetrated through the wall of her garage on Sunday.

"This item appeared to have been projected through the alley side of her garage and travelled at sufficient velocity to ... end up inside the garage," said Sgt. Peter Thiessen in a statement.

Another piece of metal was forced through the wall of another garage and out the other side, police said.

Officers found a car in a driveway behind the residences with severe damage.

"[The vehicle] had sustained significant damage to the two rear wheels and the undercarriage.… The cement driveway was scorched and appears to have sustained some surface damage consistent with an explosion. Pieces of metal, fragments of rubber and other material were also observed in the area," he added.

Nobody was hurt in the incident.

Investigators have not identified a motive or any suspects.

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