1,000-Pound Bomb Found On N. Irish Road
Police found a 1,000-pound bomb abandoned on a rural road Monday after the Irish Republican Army telephoned a warning.
British army experts examined the bomb, which contained fertilizerbased explosives in several 40-gallon steel drums, found on a road outside Strabane, a mostly Catholic town 80 miles west of Belfast.
The road was closed Monday while soldiers investigated the bomb using a remote-controlled robot.
The bomb had been designed to ambush a passing army-police patrol, Police Superintendent Mervyn Hood said, adding that it also would have wrecked nearby buildings and probably killed civilians.