The World: Anatomy of a Letter Bomb

AN Israeli defense expert, whose specialty happens to be explosives, recently received a small package in Tel Aviv bearing the return address of a relative in Beersheba. His training saved his life. Ripping the package open, he suddenly realized that he had exposed and activated a minuscule plunger that even then was moving toward an equally minute detonator. In a split second the man slammed his hand down and stopped the plunger. Then he carefully carried the package to an automobile he summoned and had his driver take him to a nearby military base. The remaining contents of the package included...

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