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Explosives found in 2 Hoke County mailboxes

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The mailbox was damaged by the blast. (WTVD)

The Hoke County Sheriff's Office says it is investigating explosives left in two mailboxes.

Deputies said they first got a report of mailbox damage in 2700 block of North Shannon Road in the Shannon area on Wednesday morning.

Investigators called it a chemical pressure bomb, where chemical are mixed in a bottle causing an explosion.

A second bomb was left in a mailbox in the 1500 Block of John Road, but the contents of the bottle leaked out without exploding.

Deputies said similar incidents occurred in next-door Robeson County.

Deputies are trying to identify suspects.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Hoke County Sheriff's Office at (910) 875-5111.

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