(JTA) — A fake bomb was discovered near the Israeli Embassy in Montevideo, Uruguay.
The device was found Wednesday housed in a sardine can at the World Trade Center, the site of the embassy in the Uruguayan capital, The Associated Press reported. It had wires, a battery and a detonator but no explosives.
Israeli Foreign Ministry spokesman Emmanuel Nahshon confirmed the report of the false explosive device to the Israeli daily Haaretz.
It was the second time in the past six months that the Israeli Embassy in Montevideo was targeted with a false bomb. In January, a device with explosives but no starter was discovered in the same area.