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19 Feb 2019 | 02:00 PM UTC

France: Makeshift bomb explodes in Villeneuve-lès-Avignon Feb. 18

Makeshift bomb explodes outside tax office in Villeneuve-lès-Avignon (Gard department) February 18; residual disruptions possible

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Event

A makeshift bomb detonated around 22:00 (local time) outside a tax office in Villeneuve-lès-Avignon (Gard department) on Monday, February 18. The explosion reportedly did not result in any casualties or damage. Officials indicate the device comprised of a firecracker, battery, and wires, and authorities have launched an investigation into the incident. Residual disruptions in the vicinity of the tax office are possible.

Advice

Individuals in Villeneuve-lès-Avignon are advised to monitor developments to the situation, report all suspicious objects and behavior to police, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.

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