Bomb defusing completed in Bolzano, Brenner line reopened

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(ANSA) – BOLZANO, JUL 17 – Operation Zentrum Quater ended today, which saw the Italian Army cooperate with local bodies and institutions and state bodies for the defusing of a 500-pound aircraft bomb found in center of Bolzano in the Waltherpark construction site. At 11:30 the bomb was despolished by the bomb squads of the 2nd Engineers Regiment of the “Julia” Alpine Brigade, thus allowing about 4383 citizens to return to their homes.

The Alpine sappers of Trento have put in place safety measures specifically designed by assembling an operational barricade system at the site where the bomb was found which allowed to operate with greater safety and to guarantee the safety of citizens during all phases of the operation. This self-supporting structure and the evacuation and interdiction radius, suitably established in the area, made it possible to safeguard public safety and restore urban normality.

The system of the Civil Protection sector, under the guidance of the Commissariat of the Bolzano government and the Alpine Troops Command, planned and conducted the activity in a synergistic and accurate way. The bomb, dating back to the Second World War, type Anm 64 GP of American manufacture, is the fourth of the same type found in the center of Bolzano since the autumn of 2019. (ANSA).

Source: Ansa

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