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Time Bomb Fails to Explode, Discovered in West Berlin Office of El Al Airlines

A time bomb that failed to explode was found Friday in the West Berlin office of El Al, Israel’s national airline. Police said the device contained a kilogram and a half of explosives. Mayor Klaus Schutz of West Berlin called the attempted bombing an abhorrent act and hoped those responsible would be caught and punished. Political circles here said the bomb could have been planted by Arab terrorists or West German radicals. A bomb was found last month in the cloakroom of the Jewish Community Center in West Berlin.