Germans find another bomb by railway line

German police have discovered another firebomb beside train tracks near Berlin.

It is the 16th firebomb found in four days and follows earlier attacks this year.

Investigators found the latest device hidden in grass. It was made of two bottles with liquids and two bags filled with powder.

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Experts were on hand to defuse the device.

Sixteen firebombs have been found in nine locations around the capital since Monday, forcing hundreds of trains to be delayed and frustrating thousands of passengers through partial shutdowns.

One went off, damaging a track west of the city along a high-speed link to Hamburg, and another ignited but did not explode. Nobody has been injured.

Staff discovered several bottles filled with flammable liquid which were bundled together and linked to a fuse on Monday after it had placed at the end of a tunnel at the city’s busy central train station.

It was not clear when the most recent bomb was placed but officials said that all of the devices could have been planted at the same time over the weekend.

A previously unknown left-wing group has claimed responsibility for one of the firebombs.