Explosive removed from Amsterdam ATM

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A member of the Explosive Ordnance Disposal (Picture: Twitter/@Corvettemichel). (A member of the Explosive Ordnance Disposal (Picture: Twitter/@Corvettemichel))

The Ministry of Defense's explosive disposal team removed an explosive from an ATM on Delflandplein in Amsterdam on Sunday, following a failed ATM bombing early on Sunday morning. The explosive in question had not detonated, NU.nl reports.

The police received a report of a loud bang on the square at around 6:40 a.m. Responding officers found that the bang came from an attempt to blow an ATM open with explosives. Defense's explosives experts were called in and found that one of the explosives had not detonated. The explosive was removed and safely detonated elsewhere. The area was released around 11:40 a.m.

Only the ATM itself was damaged in the bombing.

The police are investigating. So far no arrests were made. 

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