The Netherlands: World War II bombs excavated in Enschede; two more found in Sluis


The Ministry’s of Defense’s explosive removal department EOD dug out one bomb in Enschede on Thursday morning while two more were found in Sluis this week.

The American bomb in Enschede was already discovered a year ago on the former Twente airfield, ANP reports. The airfield was the site of fierce battles during World War II. Therefore, explosives are still routinely discovered in the area. The bomb was found in a good state, meaning that it did not pose an immediate threat.

In order to excavate the explosive, the EOD built a special roof over the discovery site. Nearby residents had to leave their homes for a time, as a precaution to ensure their safety. They were able to return to their homes Thursday afternoon.

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Source: NL Times