Mortar shell recovered from Mithapukur

Mortar shell recovered from Mithapukur

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An old mortar shell, one foot in length and weighing three kilogram, was recovered from Domdoma Ambari area under Mithapukur upazila here today, police and local sources said.The day- labourers first spotted the mortar shell while digging soil at the house of Shakhawat Hossain there for construction of a drain.Being informed, a special police team from Mithapukur Thana rushed to the spot this noon, recovered the mortar shell with the assistance of local villagers.Later, police brought the matter to the notice of the explosive experts of Rangpur Cantonment.“The mortal shell might be one of those used during the War of Liberation in 1971,” Officer-in-Charge of Mithapukur Thana Humayun Kabir said A general diary has been registered with Mithapukur Thana in this connection. -BSS, Rangpur

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