Solomons police remove unexploded bomb in capital

Unexploded ordnance found in the CBD in Solomon Islands' capital Honiara. Police said this type of World War II shell is uncommon and has not been found before in Honiara's central business district. Photo: SUPPLIED

HONIARA,15 SEPTEMBER 2018 (RNZ PACIFIC) – Solomon Islands police set up road blocks in Honiara today to secure the public from an operation to dispose of an un-exploded bomb.

The Police Explosive Ordnance Disposal Team conducted Operation Render Safe on the un-exploded ordnance at Point Cruz.

A police statement said that this type of World War II shell is uncommon and has not been found before in Honiara’s central business district.

“The EOD Team isolated and secured the unexploded explosive shell on 11 September 2018 after receiving a report from a construction group working there,” a police statement said.

“Because of the type of explosive, it cannot be moved before it is rendered safe by the highly trained professionals of EOD.”

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