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87 bomb shells believed to be of World War 2 era found in Manipur

PTI
Published Feb 22, 2016, 1:57 pm IST
Updated Feb 22, 2016, 1:57 pm IST
The bombs were dug out by labourers at Chanou locality of Moreh, bordering Myanmar.
The recovered explosives were taken to Moreh police station for defusal. (Representational Image)
 The recovered explosives were taken to Moreh police station for defusal. (Representational Image)

Imphal: Eighty-seven bomb-shells, believed to be of World War 2 period, have been found at the border town of Moreh during excavation work for construction of a power sub-station.

A senior police officer said the bombs were dug out by labourers Sunday at Chanou locality of Moreh, bordering Myanmar, and is believed to be dating back to the World War 2 period when Japanese troops came to the country in 1944.

 

Further digging was immediately called off and state forces were guarding the site since Sunday night.

The digging resumed Monday morning after bomb experts rushed from Imphal.

The recovered explosives were taken to Moreh police station for defusal, the officer said.

The 'Battle of Imphal' was a decisive victory for the allies (British India) against the Japanese forces in 1944.

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Location: India, Manipur, Imphal




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