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Dog Averts Bomb


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   Halid Adrik presents his rottweiler "Kaiser" in Marseille which defused a powerful
	 home-made bomb outside a bank after it started playing with it during a stroll.
	
	October, 2003
	MARSEILLE, France (AFP) - A dog that happened upon a powerful home-made bomb outside
	 a bank in the French city of Marseille probably defused the device when it started 
	 playing with it, police said. 
 
 

	 
The dog's two owners were taking it for a stroll shortly before midnight on Saturday 
when it chanced upon a jerrycan containing an inflammable liquid and wired up to several 
sticks of dynamite, placed in front of a bank, they said.

 
The animal apparently decided to play with the device, thereby pulling it apart. 
Firefighters who were called in said the bomb, placed outside a branch of the Credit Agricole
 bank in the La Joliette neighbourhood of Marseille, would have caused considerable damage. 
Although officials had no word on who might have placed the bomb, they said it could well have 
been the work of nationalists from the nearby French Mediterranean island of Corsica. 
                            (AFP/Boris Horvat)
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