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Huge explosives stash found in Kiel

The Local · 24 May 2011, 08:15

Published: 24 May 2011 08:15 GMT+02:00

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After rescue services made a routine call to the flat of a 55-year-old man on Monday night, they alerted police to the presence of large quantities of suspicious materials.

Police officers who arrived at the scene discovered 60 litres of chemicals, several kilogrammes of home-made explosives, as well as items needed to build bombs and other explosive devices.

Around 50 residents in the neighbourhood were evacuated from their homes for three hours. The authorities allowed them to return at 1:30 am Tuesday after they had removed the dangerous materials.

They arrested a 36-year-old man, who was temporarily living with the older man. He is being investigated for explosives breaking laws.

The police have said they do not believe there is a political motivation to his bomb-making preoccupation.

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11:47 May 24, 2011 by West_Indian
"The police have said they do not believe there is a political motivation to his bomb-making preoccupation."

Yeah the 36 year dude was not muslim, for if he was, this would read: "Huge Terror Plot Explosive Stash found"

This was a "by chance" find cause if the 55 year guy did not fall sick, God alone knows what they would have done with such a stash.
19:36 May 24, 2011 by Gretl
Hmm, he may be had no political motivation, but what about the people he was selling them to?
19:38 May 24, 2011 by bramblebush
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