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Suspicious device found near New Jersey station explodes

Suspicious device found near New Jersey station explodes

A suspicious device found near a New Jersey railway station exploded as a bomb squad was attempting to disarm it with a robot, officials say.

It was one of up to five devices found in backpack inside a rubbish bin near the station in Elizabeth, according to the city's mayor. No-one was hurt.

"That was not a controlled explosion," said Mayor Christian Bollwage, adding that the blast happened as a robot examining a device cut a wire.

The bag containing a multiple devices was picked out of a bin by two men who thought it could contain something of value.

The discovery came after three attacks at the weekend - bombs in New York and New Jersey, and stabbings in Minnesota.

The explosion in New York's Chelsea area injured 29 people.

(BBC News)

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