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An explosion that wounded eight people in a department store in Dortmund, West Germany, last week was not the work of terrorists but of four young men who rigged a homemade pipe bomb "for the fun of a big bang," police said. The four youths are under arrest, and none has terrorist connections or a criminal record, an official spokesman said. Shortly after the blast, an anonymous caller told a West German newspaper that it was the work of Action Christian Klar--a group named for an imprisoned terrorist of the Red Army Faction.

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