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ATF school in Ala. graduating first class

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) - The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms
and Explosives is preparing to graduate it first class from a new
explosives training school in north Alabama.

Officials said 25 state and local bomb technicians and
investigators from Alabama and Tennessee will complete five days of
training on Thursday, followed by a graduation ceremony on Friday.

They're learning how to collect evidence and identify components
of bombs and other explosives at the National Center for Explosives
Training and Research, which is located at Redstone Arsenal in
Huntsville.

The center was established in 2002 in the wake of the 9/11
terror attacks. It scheduled for completion in 2010.


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