WORLD BiH detonates four WWII air bombs

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BiH detonates four WWII air bombs

Xinhua

02:10, September 14, 2019

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A big crater is pictured on a corn field after a bomb from the World War exploded in Halbach, Germany, Monday, June 24, 2019. (Photo: AP)

SARAJEVO, Sept. 13 (Xinhua) -- Members of Bosnia and Herzegovina's (BiH's) Federal Department of Civilian Protection (FUCZ) detonated on Friday all four World War II air bombs in the area around Bjelasnica Mountain, located some 35 km southwest of the capital Sarajevo, FUCZ director Fahrudin Solak confirmed to Xinhua.

The bombs were found in the center of Sarajevo last week during the construction of a new shopping mall, and were detonated without any consequece, Solak explained.

After the detonation, Sead Vrana, head of the unexploded ordnance department at FUCZ, explained to reporters that they used Alford HD Vulkan tool.

"We used a tool called the Alford HD Volcano, which was designed precisely to neutralize explosive devices by the low reaction method," Vrana said, adding that magnesium projectile is inserted through a bomb shell to burn explosives without blasting.

During the World War II, Britain and their allies bombed Sarajevo while German forces were withdrawing from the south.

Between 2006 and 2019, 10 unexploded air bombs were found in Sarajevo.


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