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Sep 18, 2017

Ambergris at War?

David Jones

Commander Jones says the fragmentation grenade sent shrapnel flying across a fifteen meter radius, shaking a number of houses in the immediate area of the blast.

 

Brig. Gen. David Jones, B.D.F. Bomb Expert

“I went out to the area afterwards where when I visited the area, I saw the crater at the bottom of the step and after inspection of what occurred I realized that it was definitely a high explosive fragmentation grenade.  It’s a first for San Pedro.  In the over twenty years that I’ve been in the force I haven’t heard of a grenade being used in San Pedro.  It was definitely a high explosive grenade which caused some damages to the steps.  Some of the fragments went through the house that was about fifteen meters away from it.  It went through the bathroom.  The houses in the adjacent area were all shaken.  The other parts of the grenade that I’m looking for hasn’t been found but based on what I’ve seen there’s definitely a U.S. type grenade that has a steel body that is design to fragment upon detonation and that is the type of grenade that was used in San Pedro. These types of weapons are not to be in the urban area.  It’s not to be in the hands of civilians.  Grenades are designed for war time scenario, starting off in World War One when it was trench warfare, where you post them inside a trench to injure or kill people or if you’re being overrun by a number of enemy forces, you throw it in the open for it to cut them down.  It’s not supposed to be in the urban area and in particular San Pedro which is a tourist area.  We wouldn’t want such a weapon to be in those urban settings.”

 

A police investigation into the latest attack continues.

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