Taiwan: Suspected letter bomb detonates at post office in Taoyuan


A letter bomb exploded at a Xinwu District post office in Taoyuan at 7:56 a.m. on Wednesday (Nov. 17), setting the docking area ablaze and filling the air with smoke.

Postal workers sprang into action, raising the alarm and calling in firefighters, who extinguished the inferno within about half an hour, according to a UDN report.

Taipower cut the power to the location so wires in electrical boxes would not melt. The post office has closed for the day while investigations are carried out.

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Source: Taiwan News