APARECIDA, Brazil — The Brazilian military discovered an improvised bomb today in a parking garage bathroom at the Shrine of Our Lady of Aparecida, which Pope Francis is due to visit on Wednesday.
“It was a homemade device, with little potential to cause fatalities,” according to a statement of the Brazilian Air Force. “It is worth pointing out that such episodes formed part of our security forces’ training in Aparecida and at no point were civilians’ lives in danger.”
The bomb has already been destroyed. It was discovered around 11:30am Rio de Janeiro time, during the completion of simulated exercises by security forces, according to Brazil’s Grupo Estado.
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