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Blast Damages Outback Newspaper

Mon., Jan. 30, 1995

An explosion ripped through a newspaper office in the outback opal-mining town of Coober Pedy, police said Sunday.

No one was injured the blast, which badly damaged the office of the Coober Pedy Times on Saturday.

“We’ve conducted interviews with a number of staff from the newspaper but we haven’t been able to piece together anything yet which might qualify as a motive,” Detective Graham Smith said. “Everyone’s got a theory. … Obviously the paper has upset somebody.”

Coober Pedy is located 530 miles north of Adelaide. Most of its 2,500 residents are miners.

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