Fake bomb discovered near Israeli embassy in Uruguay – again

Not for the first time, the Israeli embassy in Montevideo, Uruguay, was the target of a terror threat.  

By: AP

For the second time this year, security forces in Uruguay found a device designed to look like a bomb in the building complex that houses the Israeli embassy.

Military spokesman Yamandu Lessa told Carve Radio that the device discovered Wednesday at Montevideo’s World Trade Center did not contain any explosive material, but the item, which was found inside a sardine can, was equipped with cables, a battery and an ignition switch.

A similar non-explosive device was found in the same place in January. The Israeli daily Haaretz reported in February that an Iranian diplomat had been linked to the false bomb, but Uruguay denied the report and said its investigators had found no evidence of Iranian involvement.