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In the Polar region have neutralized more than 70 German min. times of the Great Patriotic War - RIA Novosti, 11/9/2018


Sappers neutralize artillery shells. Archival photo
MURMANSK, 9 Nov – RIA Novosti. By more than 70 German mortar min. caliber 81 millimeter, explosive lump in which was 37 kilograms in a trotyl equivalent, are found and neutralized in the Pechengsky district of Murmansk region bordering on Norway have reported in the press service of border management of FSB of Russia in the western Arctic district. "As a result of holding quick and search actions on the site of the area near the lake Chapr (at a distance of 22 kilometers from the settlement Titovka of Pechengsky district of Murmansk region) ammunition of times of the Great Patriotic War has been found" — it is said in the statement. Department has specified that 71 mortar mines of the German production, caliber 81 millimeters were in the scene. "According to the experts, the lump of explosive of the found ammunition was about 37 kilograms in a trotyl equivalent" — have noted in Border Service. Shells lay on the earth under the open sky and as believe in department, could become an easy mark for the "black diggers" connected with criminal business in the sphere of arms trafficking, ammunition and explosives and also to fall into hands of terrorists. The explosive find has been neutralized on the place — it was undermined by specialists bomb experts of border management.

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