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Small blast at Honduran president's residence: police

The president of Honduras, Porfirio Lobo, speaks with journalists inside his house in El Chimbo, on November 30, 2009. An explosive device was thrown from a vehicle outside the entrance to Lobo's residence, police said on Friday. No one was injured.

The president of Honduras, Porfirio Lobo, speaks with journalists inside his house in El Chimbo, on November 30, 2009. An explosive device was thrown from a vehicle outside the entrance to Lobo's residence, police said on Friday. No one was injured.  (AFP/File)

An explosive device was thrown from a vehicle outside the entrance to the Honduran president's residence, police said. No one was injured.

The device "made from plastic with a safety fuse (...) left a hole" at Porfirio Lobo's El Chimbo home, located seven kilometers (4 miles) from the capital Tegucigalpa, a bomb squad expert told AFP on Friday.

The hole was six inches (15 centimeters) deep and 36 inches (roughly a meter) wide.

The bomb squad expert said a probe had been launched to find the perpetrators of the explosion, which was heard up to two kilometers away.

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