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Hundreds of munitions leftover from WWII have been detonated underwater off Okinawa


 

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(Stars and Stripes) CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa — The first of more than 600 unexploded munitions uncovered on Okinawa this year were detonated underwater this week by the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force.

The service blew up 319 items, including bullets and grenades, at 10:15 a.m. Tuesday, about a half-mile offshore from Naha Port’s Shinko Wharf, a Naha city spokesman told Stars and Stripes by phone Thursday.

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Published: Friday, December 17, 2021

Last Updated: Friday, December 17, 2021

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