60 Second World War bombs found under US embassy in Philippines

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About 60 mortar rounds from the Second World War have been discovered under the American embassy in the Philippines.

The last thing workers digging in the grounds expected to discover, therefore, was a huge cache of bombs buried in the embassy's grounds.

The Philippine capital, Manila, was the scene of terrible fighting at the end of the Second World War, when American forces tried to liberate the country from Japanese occupation.

The rusted, mud-covered rounds were removed by explosives experts on Saturday after the embassy was evacuated, and were transported to a police base.

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