Civil War munitions found inside old furniture

The Bomb Squad was summoned after two people showed up at the National Police station in Andújar and handed in two shells allegedly found inside some old abandoned furniture.

The objects turned out to be 80mm mortar shells, fully primed and containing half a kilo of TNT. If detonated they could have caused lethal damage within a radius of 100 metres.

The mortars, of the type ‘Valero’, are thought to be from the Civil War era. Security precautions were immediately set in motion and members of TEDAX-NRBC proceeded to neutralise and destroy the two projectiles.

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