Vintage World War II bomb successfully dropped in Manipur

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Security forces on Saturday destroyed a vintage World War II bomb found while digging, in eastern Manipur, defense officials said. Defense spokesman Lt. Col. AS Walia said the bomb was recovered by locals during excavations in Kamjong district, bordering Myanmar.

After receiving the information, security forces, with the help of the local police, safely moved the bomb out of the populated area for disposal, and a team from the army ordnance disposal unit carried out the safe disposal of the 250 lbs bomb using the “violent Technic’. ‘.

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This mechanism involved careful and technical placement of pre-calculated explosives and initiation of controlled detonations to destroy the bomb. Before removing the powerful bomb, a joint team of Manipur police and paramilitary forces ensured the safe evacuation of 250 residents and their various livestock and pets living within 2 km of the blast site.

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The destruction of the bomb was done successfully without any untoward incident due to an explosion, the defense PRO said. Northeast India was the site of several fierce battles in World War II when Japanese forces reached Manipur and Nagaland when they invaded British India.

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