Land mine explodes in Vietnam in botched gold heist

State media and a witness say 10 people were injured in downtown Hanoi when homemade land mines exploded on one of the capital's busiest streets after a botched heist at a gold shop.

An employee at Hoang Tin gold shop says a man entered on Thursday wearing a helmet and mask, and carrying two black plastic bags. The employee says the masked man handed staff a note saying he would detonate a land mine if he didn't receive gold.

He says one of the shop staff threw the bags into the street, causing the explosion.

The Laborer Newspaper said in a report that a suspect has been arrested.
 
 

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