Police: Explosives found under Afula building

November 12, 2013 22:40


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Detectives found explosives and detonators stashed underneath a residential building in the Jezreel Valley city of Afula a few weeks ago, police said on Tuesday.

Northern District policed said on Tuesday that the stash included enough explosives, detonators, and shrapnel to build a large amount of weapons and “cause a large loss of life.” Police sappers disarmed the explosives and passed them on to investigators from the national LAHAV 433 of the police, to potentially establish a link to bombs recently used in the Israeli underworld.

At the moment police have yet to arrest anyone responsible for stashing the explosives but they are pursuing a number of leads, they said Tuesday.

In other anti-organized crime news on Tuesday, police in the Southern District raided a number of local businesses in Ashkelon suspected of operating without licenses and providing a source of revenue for crime gangs. Police released to the press photos of them using sledgehammers and tractors against the businesses.

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