SUNGAI PETANI: An active, old bomb believed to be from the 81mm mortar range was found at a construction site in Jalan Metro-Sri Wang here on Thursday.
In a statement yesterday, Kuala Muda district deputy police chief Supt Shamsudin Mamat said the bomb was found by a local man employed by a cleaning company, who then alerted the police.
Measuring 59cm with a diameter of 35cm, the rusted explosive was covered in soil and mud.
It was classified as still active by the bomb disposal unit deployed to the scene, which then proceeded to remove it from the area, said Supt Shamsudin.
The construction site is at a location that is not frequented by the public. — Bernama