Someone Set Off Explosions Outside Two Churches in New Mexico

Sunday morning, someone set off explosions outside two churches in Las Cruces, New Mexico. The small blasts happened just 20 minutes and a few miles apart. The first, at about 8:20 a.m., blew up a mailbox on a wall of Calvary Baptist Church. Then the second blast, around 8:40 a.m., exploded in a trash can outside Holy Cross Catholic. Each building sustained minor damage from the incidents that authorities say don’t “appear to be coincidental.” In a press conference, New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez called the presumed goal of intimidating those who worship a failed effort. And she promised to catch the “coward” who ignited the blasts.

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