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  • Authorities puzzle over 3 bombs placed inside flashlights left in Phoenix area

    06/10/2012 7:13:22 PM PDT · by upchuck · 13 replies
    Ass Press/WaPO ^ | June 10, 2012
    Flick the switch on these flashlights and they don’t light up. They blow up. Three of these bombs have exploded within the last month in the Phoenix area, causing minor injuries to five people and raising fears of more serious ones. Police still have no idea who is behind them and have taken the unusual step of putting up 22 billboards across the sprawling metro area to warn residents about discarded flashlights. “The nature of the bombings are so random,” said Tom Mangan, a special agent at the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives in Phoenix. An explosive...