Suspected improvised explosive device discovered at Hong Kong protest


A suspected improvised explosive device (IED) was found in Mong Kok near police vans during a protest on Sunday.

At around 8pm, riot police were clearing protester roadblocks on Nathan Road before a loud bang was heard near the T.O.P mall near several police vans. 12 police vans quickly left the scene afterwards.

Pieces of red plastic bag and other debris were found nearby. A suspected IED, which included a mobile phone, was found in the mud of a flower rack.

Wilson Li, who was working for an international media outlet close to the scene, told HKFP that – after the loud bang – he saw a flash and smoke coming out of the device, but there were no flames.

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Source: Hong Kong Freee Press