Second explosive found at Palestine embassy where ambassador died

Second explosive found at Palestine embassy where ambassador died

Investigators have discovered another explosive at the Palestinian embassy complex in Prague where a possibly booby-trapped safe killed the ambassador, police in the Czech Republic said today.

Spokesman Tomas Hulan confirmed the discovery, adding that the unidentified explosive was sent for testing to Prague’s Institute of Criminology. He declined to give further details.

Police had already found 12 illegal weapons in a search following the blast on January 1, prompting the Czech Foreign Ministry to accuse the Palestinians of breaching international obligations.

The Palestinians said the weapons were not illegal and dated back to the Cold War.

Ambassador Jamal al-Jamal died after the safe exploded. The career diplomat had only started his posting in October.

It remains unclear what caused the safe to explode but the ambassador’s death is being investigated as a case of negligence.

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