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Another 250kg war-time bomb found under the ground at Dhaka airport

Another 250kg war-time bomb found under the ground at Dhaka airport

Eastern Times correspondent, Dhaka, 14 December: Another wartime bomb, weighing about 250kg, has been found while excavating for the construction of the third terminal of Shahjalal International Airport.

According to a press release, while piling at the construction site of the third terminal of the airport at 8:35am on Monday, the workers found another general purpose (GP) bomb about 10ft deep in the ground.

The Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) Directorate published the press release in this regard which said the authorities Air Force Bangabandhu Base Bomb Disposal Unit rushed to the spot and defused the bomb.

Later, the bomb was carefully carried to a safe place for demolition, Director ISPR Lt Col Abdullah Ibn Zaid confirmed.

Bomb experts are speculating that this bomb was dropped to the ground during the Liberation War of 1971.

The scene of the third terminal which is outside the main airport area, is now safe.

On December 9, the first wartime bomb was found about three metres deep in the ground at the construction site of the third terminal of the airport.

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