Another wartime bomb found at construction site of Bangladesh's main airport

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DHAKA, Dec. 14 (Xinhua) -- Another 250-kg wartime bomb was on Monday found at now the construction site of Bangladesh's Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in capital Dhaka, said the Defense Ministry's Inter Service Public Relations (ISPR) department.

The department said in a statement that workers found the cylinder-shaped general-purpose (GP) bomb buried about 3.05 meters deep when excavating for building the third terminal of the airport on Monday morning.

It said a bomb disposal unit from the Bangladeshi Air Force defused the bomb which was later sent for demolition.

Earlier this month, workers found a bomb of the same kind at the same construction site.

Like the first one, the ISPR said, experts identified the bomb newly found as an air-dropped bomb and believed it was also dropped sometime in 1971. Enditem

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