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Vurberk bomb successfully deactivated

Duplek, 25 July - A World War II air bomb was successfully deactivated in a forest near the north-eastern village of Vurberk on Tuesday, allowing the locals to return to their homes.

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A bomb disposal team after successfully deactiviating a WWII bomb found near Vurberk Castle.
Photo: Anže Malovrh/STA

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The remnants of a 250kg WWII bomb after being successfully deactivated.
Photo: Anže Malovrh/STA

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The remnants of a 250kg WWII bomb after being successfully deactivated.
Photo: Anže Malovrh/STA

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The remnants of a 250kg WWII bomb after being successfully deactivated.
Photo: Anže Malovrh/STA

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A hole where a 250-kilo WWII bomb found by a local below Vurberk Castle was successfully deactivated.
Photo: Andreja Seršen Dobaj/STA

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A bomb disposal team poses for a group photo after successfully deactiviating a WWII bomb.
Photo: Anže Malovrh/STA

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A small plume of smoke coming from near Vurberk Castle, where a 250-kilo WWII bomb that a local found below the castle and brought home was successfully disposed of with a controlled detonation.
Photo: Anže Malovrh/STA

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Smoke coming from near Vurberk Castle, where a 250-kilo WWII bomb that a local found below the castle and brought home was successfully detonated.
Photo: Anže Malovrh/STA

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Smoke coming from near Vurberk Castle, where a 250-kilo WWII bomb that a local found below the castle and brought home was successfully detonated.
Photo: Anže Malovrh/STA

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Smoke coming from near Vurberk Castle, where a 250-kilo WWII bomb that a local found below the castle and brought home was successfully deactivated.
Photo: Anže Malovrh/STA

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Vurberk Castle, the site of the detonation of a 250-kilo WWII bomb that a local found under the and brought home.
Photo: Anže Malovrh/STA

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Members of the media at the edge of the 2-kilometre exclusion zone wait as bomb disposal technicians prepare to detonate a 250-kilo WWII bomb that a local found below Vurberk Castle and brought home.
Photo: Anže Malovrh/STA

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Bystanders stop at the edge of the 2-kilometre exclusion zone as bomb disposal technicians prepare to detonate a 250-kilo WWII bomb that a local found below Vurberk Castle and brought home.
Photo: Anže Malovrh/STA

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