Japan: 900 Second World War bombs found under restaurant

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More than 900 unexploded bombs from the Second World War have been found beneath a restaurant in Okinawa.

Construction workers on a road expansion project discovered the explosives with a metal detector and notified police, Kiyotaka Maedomari, a senior police official in Itoman city, said.

An army bomb disposal squad discovered the total of 902 unexploded munitions – including rocket bombs, grenades and motor projectiles – believed to have been made in the United States, he said.

Okinawa was the bloodiest battle of the Pacific war, with US forces unleashing an 83-day air and amphibious assault dubbed by locals the "Typhoon of Steel". Some 190,000 Japanese died, half of them Okinawan civilians....

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