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Germany WWII bomb defused after 12,000 evacuated

AFP  |  Berelin 

An ordnance disposal team today defused a 500 kilogramme World II bomb which had forced the evacuation of more than 12,000 people in southern Germany, police said.

The bomb found on a was the third discovered and disarmed in recent weeks in the Bavarian city of Neu-Ulm, home to 50,000 people.

The service said the area should now be investigated more closely.

Allied planes blasted German cities during the and they remain littered with unexploded and other ordnance often found during construction projects and prompting mass evacuations while it is defused.

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First Published: Fri, April 13 2018. 20:20 IST