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Nail-filled bomb in Cologne injures at least 17

A bomb packed with nails exploded in a busy shopping district in the western German city of Cologne, injuring at least 17 people, a police spokeswoman said. Some of the victims were severely injured, one of them critically. A pregnant woman was slightly wounded. The spokeswoman said a political motive could not be ruled out after the attack on a three-storey building in a predominantly Turkish neighborhood in the northeast of the city, on street nicknamed “Little Istanbul”. “The street was filled with glass shards and nails,” she said, adding that many of those wounded had lacerations or broken bones. A spokeswoman for the state interior ministry in North Rhine-Westphalia said it had no information on possible suspects. A sweep for the perpetrators was launched. Full Story

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