Hong Kong police seize homemade bombs and arrest 17

Hong Kong authorities say they have seized “significant quantities of homemade explosives” and arrested more than a dozen people in raids across the city.

The pre-dawn raids on Sunday were in connection with an alleged campaign to get the government to close its borders with China to stop the spread of the coronavirus, Hong Kong police said.

The force said the raids across 22 locations found electrical equipment, 1.5kg of explosives and 2.6 tonnes of chemicals. Twelve men and five women aged from 21 to 53 were arrested.

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Source: The Guardian