AMSTERDAM (Oct. 17)
A time bomb containing 1-2 kg. of the explosive trotyl was discovered and disarmed this morning near the entrance of a seven-story office building in Rotterdam which houses the Bank of America and the Dutch agents of the Zim Lines. Israel’s national shipping company. Three directors of the Zim Lines were scheduled to visit the agents’ offices during the day.
Bomb experts said the device was the same type as discovered Oct. 4 near the entrance of the Holiday Inn in Utrecht. Had the so-called air pressure bomb exploded it could have destroyed the entire from of the Rotterdam office building in which some 500 people were working at the time. The bomb was spotted by chance by two passers-by who alerted bank employes who called police. It was not immediately known if the Zim agents were the target of the bomb.