Vintage aerial bombs recovered from Poonch

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Poonch (J-K), Dec 22 (ANI): Two bombs dropped during India's war with Pakistan in the 1960s and 1970s were recovered in Jammu and Kasmir's Poonch district on Monday.

Villagers accidentally discovered the bombs.

Police cordoned off the area and said experts would be called in to look into the issue.

"As soon as the news reached us the army and the police party cordoned off the area. And as we have observed these are rusted bombs. We gather that they are not artillery shells;they seem to be air droppings. What is the source, they are from the war of 1965 or 1971, and their age can only be determined after the expert examination. Expert team will come and subsequently, dispose them off. We are waiting for the team," said Manmoon Singh, senior superintendent of police, Poonch.

Indian army's bomb disposal squad was expected to reach the area and defuse the bombs.

India fought two wars, one in 1965 against China and the other in 1971 against Pakistan, which led to the birth of Bangladesh. (ANI)

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