250 kilogram live bomb found buried near Dhaka international airport

A 250 kilogram live bomb was found buried at a construction site near the international airport in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Experts say the cylinder-like bomb was dropped during Bangladesh’s Liberation War against Pakistan in 1971.

On Wednesday, construction workers detected the bomb during their excavation works for an extended terminal of Dhaka’s Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport (HISA), airport officials said.

The bomb disposal unit of the Air Force’s Bangabandhu Base rushed to the spot and defused the 250 kg bomb. Later it was safely evacuated to Rasulpur Firing Range in Paharkanchanpur.

The 250kg bomb found buried at Dhaka’s Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport.