Suspects arrested for explosion near Vietnam police station

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Police in Ho Chi Minh City said on Friday they had arrested three men for allegedly causing an explosion near a local police station a day earlier.

According to police, investigators found a shotgun, a scimitar and explosive materials in a car used by Dang Quang Vuong, 29, Dang Ngoc Quang, 32, and Nguyen Huu Phuoc, 42.

The trio were accused of stopping their car near a Cu Chi District police station before the explosion on Thursday afternoon. 

They fled after the explosion. However, no casualties were reported.

A cylindrical container was also confiscated at the site, police said, adding that it could be an explosives cartridge.

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An article on VnExpress said the suspects told police that they were drunk when they drove the car on a crowded road in front the police station that day, so they threw a firecracker at the crowd to clear the road.

Police are investigating the trio on charges of causing public disorder, according to the news website.

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