Monday, December 16, 2013

64 bombs in 44 locations in Serbia

12/16/2013 12:05:00 PM

BELGRADE - Head of the Ordnance Disposal Centre Branislav Jovanovic said on Monday it was estimated there were 64 unexploded bombs in 44 locations in Serbia left over from NATO's 1999 bombing campaign.
These are not World War Two aerial bombs, he pointed out. They are in the vicinity of Belgrade, Novi Sad, Kraljevo, Nis and Uzice and in southern Serbia, and the centre has cleared 7 since 2002, he stated. Unexploded ordnance has been cleared from an area of about 21 million square metres, which mostly refers to NATO's targets and the area around Paracin, where some 3.5 thousand tonnes of ammunition exploded in a military warehouse in 2006, he told TV Pink. 
 There is no accurate data on how many unexploded bombs and missiles remain from World War Two, because there were no accurate records between 1941 and 1945, he remarked. An aerial bomb from World War Two was last found at a construction site in Belgrade's downtown on December 7 and was successfully taken out. Serbia has cleared all the classic minefields in its territory, but some groups of mines remain in southern Serbia, which will be addressed in the future, Jovanovic said. Photo Tanjug/F. Kraincanic

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