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Fort Campbell soldier arrested over explosives in Tenn. field

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - An Army Special Forces soldier was
arrested Monday after a pair of hunters found about 100 pounds of
explosives outside his home near Fort Campbell.
Maj. April Olsen, a spokeswoman at the sprawling Army post on
the Tennessee-Kentucky border, said the unidentified soldier was
being held in the county jail.
Federal and military officials searched his home outside
Clarkesville after the hunters found the C-4 plastic explosives in
a field late Sunday. Ted Denny, spokesman for the Montgomery County
sheriff, said they appeared to be military ordnance.
Joel Siskovic, a spokesman for the FBI in Tennessee, said the
agents from the Joint Terrorism Task Force were called to the
scene, but after conducting interviews, they determined there was
no connection to domestic or international terrorism.
Most C-4 explosives are used by the military, but there is
limited commercial use, such as in demolitions, said Lon Santis,
manager of technical services for the Institute of Makers of
Explosives, the safety and security association of the commercial
explosives industry.
Santis said the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and
Explosives has record-keeping and identification requirements it
can use to track explosives, but those requirements do not apply to
military explosives.


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