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IED Found In Central Texas Near Fort Hood

From KCEN:

An improvised explosive device (IED) was found and disabled Tuesday night under a bridge near Rosebud.

According to Falls County Constable Richard Aleman, 2 juvenile boys were hunting for rabbits late Tuesday evening when they saw suspicious items under a bridge near Farm to Market 1963. 1 of the boys contacted his father, who is former military, and his father contacted the fire department.

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Explosions near three government offices in Monterrey

10/2/10: Three explosive devices were detonated near government offices in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, including the US Consulate.

The first explosion occurred late Friday evening in the parking lot of the state treasurer’s office; the second, in the street some 200 yard from the US Consulate and the third, outside the Topo Chico prison.

Some damage to the pavement and nearby vehicles was caused by the explosions and one person suffered a leg injury.

http://www.oem.com.mx/elsoldemexico/notas/n1803054.htm

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New Explosive Being Tested For the Military

From Wired

Called IMX-101 (which stands for Insensitive Munitions Explosive) the explosive is one successful result of a four-year Pentagon-funded effort that sought to replace TNT — military munitions’ longtime staple. First to go will be M795 artillery projectiles: 1,200 produced with IMX-101 instead of TNT will be delivered to the Army and Marine Corps by 2011.

Defense Talk article

As bad as it sounds war always ends up advancing science.

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