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Kenya Fishermen Catch Live Bomb That May Be Decades Old

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MOMBASA, Kenya -- Officials in Kenya say two fishermen in the coastal city of Mombasa have found a bomb on the seabed that could be decades old.

Police chief Kipkemoi Rop said Tuesday that the bomb is still live. He said it may be a remnant of a war fought in the region by Portugal, an apparent reference to the Portuguese Colonial War in the 1960s and 70s.

Omar Ali is one of the fisherman who found the bomb. He said he and his partner wanted to raise the object so they could sell it for scrap metal. Once they brought it to the surface they suspected it was a bomb.

The bomb find comes three days after a grenade and a homemade bomb were thrown in anonymous attacks outside Mombasa on Saturday night.

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