A police spokesman said a live Bofors tank shell was found by the villagers at Khundroo. However, Bomb Disposal Squad (BDS) of the police was immediately informed and the shell was defused. More than two dozen people, including a senior Army officer and army fire fighthers were killed in the incident which occurred on August 11 last year. About half a dozen civilians were killed and wounded after the area was declared safe by the authorities. The defence authorities pressed into service about one hundred BDS to defuse the unexploded shells before allowing people enter the affected villages.