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Brazilian anti-bomb police carry out operation near capital’s airport

/ 11:43 AM December 25, 2022

A robot of the federal police bomb squad is seen near what is believed to be an explosive artifact in Brasilia, Brazil

Anti-bomb Federal police work after what is believed to be an explosive artifact was found in Brasilia, Brazil, December 24, 2022. REUTERS/Adriano Machado

SAO PAULO — Brazil’s federal police bomb squad are carrying out an operation prompted by reports of a suspected explosive artifact found near the airport of Brasilia, the capital city, according to future justice minister Flavio Dino.

Dino, who will soon begin his position as part of President-elect Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva’s government, is overseeing the operation and said on Twitter that Lula’s transition team is following the incident.


Lula will be sworn in as president on Jan 1.


“We are following developments on alleged explosive artifact found in Brasilia on Saturday morning. We will have official information soon,” Dino said.

“Expert examinations of the artifact, as well as investigations, are being carried out by the Civil Police of the Federal District,” he added.


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