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Sa Kaew cornfield yields mortar shells

By The Nation

 

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Two 60mm mortar shells found in a Sa Kaew cornfield on the Cambodian were safely defused on Thursday morning.

 

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Army bomb-disposal experts extracted the shells in the village of Ban Taptim Siam 05, Klong Had district, and took them to their base for disposal.

 

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Village head Mano Noeysungnone had seen as much before, but on April 14 a local farmer was severely injured when he stepped on a landmine.

 

It wasn’t clear how old the armaments were in either case.

 

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Source: http://www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/breakingnews/30354365

 
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Would it not have been safer to detonate the shells on site rather than carry them back to base ?

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3 hours ago, jippytum said:

Would it not have been safer to detonate the shells on site rather than carry them back to base ?

 

3 hours ago, jippytum said:

Would it not have been safer to detonate the shells on site rather than carry them back to base ?

As an ex BD man it was mandatory in my time to 'blow' UX mortar bombs and grenades in situ.

 

In this case the EOD appear to have determined that the bombs were unfired and still had the remains of their fuze safety pins intact.

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As an ex BD man it was mandatory in my time to 'blow' UX mortar bombs and grenades in situ.

 

In this case the EOD appear to have determined that the bombs were unfired and still had the remains of their fuze safety pins intact.

 

Note the two cylinders adjacent to the bombs in the first pic indicating that the bombs have been removed from their transit/storage tubes. Aslo the bomb in hand still has the augmenting charges clipped around the tail.

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