A mannequin is seen outside a vehicle that exploded during U.S.-led Flintlock military exercises, as students cordon off the area in Thies, Senegal. (AP Photo/Vincent Tremeau)
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A group of police, soldiers and investigators huddle over the charred wreckage of a blue Mercedes near Senegal's dusty third city, Thies, the vehicle's two occupants blown apart by a bomb. As militant bombers extend their reach across West Africa, hitting popular tourist venues in neighboring nations in recent months, FBI and U.S. military experts are coaching local counterparts on how to comb a crime scene for clues.A group of Senegalese police and soldiers secure the area, cordon it off with yellow tape and then rake it over for fragments of the bomb, tiny clues that could lead them to those behind the aborted "attack".Clad in a gray T-shirt, the FBI bomb expert – who earlier played the role of a witness – explained how vital the right questions could be in the aftermath of a bombing.
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