A FOI request has revealed the number of homemade bombs found in Scotland grew by four, in a year. 

I liked the pun in their headline so much I had to steal it. 

The Courrier report:

The number of homemade bombs dealt with by disposal experts in Scotland almost quadrupled in a year, The Courier can reveal.

A staggering 68 improvised explosive devices (IEDs) and 451 potentially dangerous “conventional” munitions have been discovered across the country since 2010.

Figures uncovered by a Freedom of Information investigation show the 13 IEDs reported and disposed of in 2010 rocketed to 40 in 2011.

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