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MAILING POINT OF 2 BOMBS IS FOUND
EXPLOSIVES IN LATEST ATTACK DIFFER FROM THOSE IN SOUTH, OFFICIALS SAY

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EXPLOSIVES IN LATEST ATTACK DIFFER FROM THOSE IN SOUTH, OFFICIALS SAY

Investigators have pinpointed a post office where two bombs were mailed from last week that injured Circuit Judge John Corderman, an inspector with the U.S. Postal Inspection Service said on Tuesday.

Federal officials Tuesday also confirmed reports that the explosives used in the attack on Corderman Friday were different from those used in other attacks in the South in the past 10 days."The composition of the bombs are totally different," said Inspector Bob Morgan, citing preliminary results from tests conducted on bomb fragments.

"We have lots of suspects," he said at a news conference. "Usually in a bomb of this nature, you don't have this much evidence."

Morgan declined to identify the post office or region from which the bombs to Corderman were mailed. He said special postal service agents from Cleveland and Pittsburgh were called in to assist in the probe, and that postal service forensic experts were working with the FBI and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms.

Morgan said the bombs mailed to Corderman's Hagerstown home were relatively sophisticated but did not have military components.

Corderman, 47, was seriously injured Friday after opening the parcel disguised as a Christmas gift. One bomb exploded and Corderman threw the other in another room.

One bomb killed Robert Vance, a respected white federal judge in Birmingham, Ala., with a strong civil rights record. The other fatally injured Robert Robinson, a black attorney and alderman in Savannah, Ga., who occasionally represented civil rights plaintiffs.