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SLED hosting 3-day competition for bomb squad

South Carolina's state police and officers from around the Southeast are showing off their bomb defusing skills at a demonstration in Bowman. / File

BOWMAN, S.C. (AP) -- South Carolina's state police and officers from around the Southeast are showing off their bomb defusing skills at a demonstration in Bowman.

The State Law Enforcement Division is hosting its second annual South Carolina Bomb Squad Olympiad starting Tuesday.

The three-day event includes a 100-yard bomb suit relay race, a bomb robot obstacle course and a test of experts' abilities to extract bombs from vehicles.

The events also serve as a training exercise for attendees to hone their skills in preparation for actual emergency calls.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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