Pipe Bomb Explodes at Dutch COVID-19 Testing Site

A suspected pipe bomb has blown out half a dozen windows of the drive-through test center in Bovenkarspel, Netherlands. 

The explosion happened early Wednesday while nobody was reported injured or killed because only one guard was present at the time. 

Police spokesman Menno Hartenberg said they found the remains of a metal cylinder device about four inches in size at the blast site and suspect that it had been placed there deliberately. 

“We don’t know yet exactly what exploded. The explosives experts must first investigate. What we’re saying is that something like that doesn’t just happen by accident, it has to be laid,” said Hartenberg. 

The area around the testing center was sealed off while police are still gathering evidence and looking for more possible explosive devices.  

The bombing came on the same day after lockdown measures were lifted the Netherlands was lifted since it was imposed last January. 

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