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Impounded Car in Kenya Contained Large Amounts of Explosives

March 19th, 2014 · 4:26 pm @   -  No Comments
Date of Occurrence: March 19, 2014
Location: Mombasa, Kenya
Event: Explosive-Laden Vehicle Found
Fatalities: 0
Injuries/Displaced: 0

Following the see-something/say something rule, a group of foreign counterterrorism officials recognized an impounded vehicle in Kenya that was on an international alert list.  Further investigation revealed the vehicle contained over 130 lbs of plastic explosive in the form of six pipe bombs welded into the vehicle’s rear seats.  An AK-47, grenades and ammunition were also found in the vehicle.  The Somali driver of the vehicle and a Kenyan passenger of Somali origin were arrested the previous week for illegally importing a car into Kenya.

Source:

The Telegraph