Sarajevo, Aug 24 (IANS) A World War II air bomb weighing 226 kg was successfully destroyed on Saturday in an uninhabited area in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), the media reported.
The bomb, containing 100 kg of explosive, was found in Sana River two metres under the ground and removed by members of the demining sector in cooperation with members of the Czech Ministry of Interior, Xinhua news agency reported.
Assistant to the Director of Civil Protection Administration of Republika Srpska, one of the entities in BiH, Dragan Kos said that the bomb was transported 1,700 metres upstream by the Czech police, then loaded into a vehicle and neutralized in Petkovac.
Petkovac is located 325 km northwest of Bosnia and Herzegovina’s capital Sarajevo.
A total of seven air bombs were removed from the Sana River bed this week. Three German-produced air bombs “SD 70” were removed in 2016 and one English air bomb in 2018.