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Authorities dispose of wartime bomb found at Duesseldorf airport, some disruption to flights


BERLIN — A World War II bomb unearthed at Duesseldorf airport has been destroyed in a controlled explosion, forcing the airport to suspend flights for about an hour.

The roughly 125-kilogram (275-pound) bomb was unearthed overnight and authorities decided to dispose of it at the site, located away from the airport's runways.

The airport said on its Facebook page that experts destroyed the bomb at 8.43 a.m. (0743 GMT) Monday. Flights had been suspended about an hour earlier and resumed shortly afterward.

Seventy years after the end of the war, unexploded bombs are still regularly discovered during construction work in German cities.

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