The pair were appearing before magistrates at Llandrindod Wells, Mid Wales, after being questioned about stolen military plastic explosives, believed to have caused the massive blast which ripped apart a semi-detached property on a housing estate at Brecon, killing Andrew Cridland, 30. His friend, Paul Horner, 36, of Bron-y-Crug, Brecon, is still "critically ill but stable" in Nevill Hall Hospital, Abergavenny. Detectives have discounted any terrorism link.
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Detectives yesterday charged two men with the theft of explosives after a house blast on Monday which killed a man and critically injured another near an Army barracks in Wales.