Police detonate bomb near Israeli Embassy

  • 9-Israel
The offices of Israel’s embassy in Uruguay were evacuated yesterday after what was believed to be an explosive device was found near the building.
by ANT KATZ | Jan 09, 2015

The device, found by police dogs in a shopping bag, was detonated safely by police sappers after the Montevideo building, called the World Trade Centre, was evacuated, according to The Associated Press. Wires and cables were protruding from the device, according to a local media report.

The head of the local bomb squad, Alfredo Larramendi, told the local El Pais newspaper that the device was placed there to “measure police response and times of evacuation.”

The device lacked a starter, however, and therefore could not have been detonated, Larramendi said. It contained enough explosives, however, to blow off someone’s hand, he told the newspaper.

It was not clear if the embassy was the target, however, the Uruguayan interior ministry said.

The embassy moved into the office tower last month, according to its website. Other offices also use the building in the Uruguayan capital.


  1. 3 Denis Solomons 09 Jan
    Ex[plosives to blow off a person's hand isquite a bit of explosive .
    What is the Jewish population of Uruguay ! ?
  2. 2 Ant Katz 09 Jan
    Between 35,000 and 50,000 - I know as I am just researching a story
  3. 1 Denis Solomons 13 Jan
    Thanks for that !


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