Police find men pushing car loaded with explosives in Mexico border city of Ciudad Juarez

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MEXICO CITY — Police in the Mexican border city of Ciudad Juarez say they have detained three men who were pushing a car laden with explosives.

The explosives included two tubes of ANFO, or ammonium nitrate-fuel oil, a potent explosive often used in industry. Officials say the explosives would have caused damage in a 40-yard (meter) radius had they detonated.

The Chihuahua state prosecutors' office said Tuesday that police also found three batteries, two bottles of fuel and electrical wire in the car. It said the men who were pushing the car also had marijuana and guns.

In July 2010, a car bomb aimed at federal police officers exploded in Ciudad Juarez, killing three people and wounding nine. But drug violence in the city across from El Paso, Texas, has calmed since 2011.

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