Police safely remove bomb in east Honiara

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THE Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) has safely removed unexploded bomb found at the Panatina Creek in East Honiara yesterday.

The RSIPF EOD responded to a report saying a bomb was sighted by children close to their home at Panatina.

Officer-In-charge of RSIPF EOD, Inspector Tunuki says, “My team responded to the report and located an unexploded ordnance (UXO) which is a United States 81mm M57 WP Mortar.

“The bomb was located about 25 metres from the home of the person who reported the matter.

“The UXO has been safely removed by EOD officers and transported to Hells Point for destruction at a later date.

“The munition was not armed and the visible fuzing system has been knocked-off from the bomb.

“EOD team also gave an informal UXO awareness talk to those that were at the site including advice that, if any member of the public find any bomb or any such ammunition they should not touch it but call the Police toll free 999 or the EOD on duty mobile phone 7495215.”

–POLICE MEDIA

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