In what can be termed an explosive event, a 250-kg bomb was found burried under a construction site of Dhaka’s Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport (HISA) on Wednesday.
An eerie coincidence is the fact that experts theorise that the cylinder-like bomb was dropped sometime during Bangladesh’s Liberation War against Pakistan in 1971.
The live bomb was detected by the construction workers while digging at the extended terminal of the airport, as said by the officials.
The bomb disposal unit of the Air Force’s Bangabandhu Base rushed to the spot to defuse the cylinder-like 250-kg bomb, Touhdi-ul-Ahsan, the director of the Airport said.
Later, the live bomb was taken to Rasulpur Firing Range in Paharkanchanpur with all the precautions for a safe and guided explosion.
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