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Japanese soldiers disarm 550-pound bomb leftover from World War II


 

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(Stars and Stripes) An unexploded World War II bomb found in a southern Japanese city was safely defused this week by the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force.

The 550-pound explosive, believed to be American-made, was disarmed at 10:34 a.m. Monday in Usa city, Oita prefecture, according to a news release on the city’s website.

The bomb, with a fuse in its nose, was found buried nearly 8 feet in the ground during sewage work in Usa last month, the release stated.

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Published: Friday, February 25, 2022

Last Updated: Friday, February 25, 2022

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