- The Washington Times - Wednesday, July 8, 2015

A military site in France had plastic explosives, grenades and roughly 200 detonators stolen last weekend.

French authorities are investigating the theft at the nation’s Miramas site in southern France, officials said Tuesday.

“It wasn’t cotton candy that was stolen. These are dangerous munitions,” Mayor Frederic Vigouroux of Miramas told The Associated Press. He said the thieves went through nine buildings.


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An official with the gendarmerie police force told AP that a fence was cut at the high-security site during the theft.

Col. Gilles Jaron, a spokesman for the French military, told AP that 160 civilians and soldiers work at the 500-acre base. A review has been ordered for its security procedures.



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