Police Defuse Bomb in Madrid Cathedral

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Spanish police on Thursday defused a nail bomb found next to a confessional in the Almudena Cathedral in the historic heart of Madrid, officials said.

A priest found the bomb in a bin bag and evacuated the cathedral, a tourist attraction next to the city's old royal palace, a spokesman for the archbishopric of Madrid told AFP.

A bomb disposal team came and defused the device, "composed of a detonator, 200 grammes (seven ounces) of gunpowder, a metal gas canister-type container full of nails, and an alarm clock," a police spokesman added.

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