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Safer gas cylinders for South

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New cooking gas cylinders that cause less damage if used as bombs will be distributed in the troubled southern border provinces, say security officials. 

The Internal Security Operations Command (Isoc) on Friday approved the pilot project in light of southern insurgents' frequent use of gas cylinders in explosive devices.

The new cylinders are made of a fibreglass and resin composite material that would be less dangerous to life and property if used to make a home-made bomb, when compared with conventional metal gas cylinders.

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