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US drops bombs on Great Barrier Reef

Two US fighter jets have dropped four unarmed bombs in Australia's Great Barrier Reef Marine Park when a training exercise went wrong. The US 7th Fleet said in a statement on Saturday that the two AV-8B Harrier jets launched from an aircraft carrier each jettisoned an inert bomb and an unarmed explosive bomb in the World Heritage-listed marine park off Queensland state on Tuesday.
The navy says the four bombs were dropped in a channel away from coral to minimize possible damage to the reef. None exploded.
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