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Explosive device detonated east of Kamloops

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December 13, 2017 - 1:28 PM

KAMLOOPS - Police are looking for information after an explosive device was detonated east of Kamloops this morning.

Kamloops RCMP spokesperson Cpl. Jodi Shelkie says at approximately 7:05 a.m. today, Dec. 13, an improvised explosive device was detonated on the shoulder of Dallas Drive between Hood Road and Sonora Road, near Monte Creek.

The blast, smoke and fire that came from it was witnessed by a nearby resident who called police.

Shelkie says there is evidence a vehicle was in the area at the time of the explosion. The police want to know who was involved in this act. 

Shelkie says at this time it appears no one was injured.

If you have any information about the explosive and the explosion, contact Kamloops Rural RCMP at 250-314-1800 or Crime Stoppers at 1 800-222-8477.

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