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Bomb training for Pima law enforcement

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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Federal Bureau of Investigation Bomb special agents say they are seeing an increase in the number of homemade bombs around the country.

On Thursday, the FBI held a special training for Pima County law enforcement and first responders to teach them how to deal with makeshift explosives.

During the training at the Pima County Sheriff's training center, they created improvised bombs by mixing chemicals. The FBI says those are the type of explosives they are seeing an increase in.

Commercial and military-grade explosives were also used during the training to give students a better understanding of the destruction they can cause. 

According to the FBI, one reason they could be seeing more homemade bombs is because people are using the Internet to figure out how to build explosives.

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