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Homemade bomb known as 'works' being deployed reported several times

By: Jamel Valencia 
CANUTILLO, Texas - A homemade bomb went off prompting the Sheriffs Office, Fire Department and theFederal Bureau of Investigation to respond Friday.


The bomb was found inside a mailbox on the 1600 block of Hannibal Street in Canutillo, Texas.

The El Paso County Sheriffs Office said the homeowners reported hearing a loud bang the night before and saw the damage it caused the next morning.

Along with sheriff deputies, the West Valley Fire Department, County Fire Marshalls, FBI and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms responded to the scene.

Authorities said the bomb was identified as a chemical explosive known as "works" or "worx.

They also said this type of bomb has been reported in the city as well.

No other information was available about the incident.

An investigation is ongoing.

 

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