EOD team removes huge bomb from Taro airstrip
The Explosive Ordnance Disposal Team of the Royal Solomon Island Police Force removed 294 kilograms Unexploded Ordnance (UXO) at Taro airstrip in Choiseul Province on 12 September 2022.
Deputy Commissioner for National Security and Operation Support, Ian Vaevaso said the UXO is from the United States used during World War 2 in the Solomon Islands during the war.
Mr Vaevaso said the other small bomb also removed from the same location which total up to two UXOs. EOD Team are working close with the provincial government for the render safe of those bombs.
“I appeal to the communities in Taro Township to work together with the team on the ground during render safety. This will help to avoid any casualties during the operation,” Mr Vaevaso said.
He said since Taro Township is under ‘category A’ and we must be careful and report any suspicious materials lying in your area to the EOD team while they are still in Taro or report it to Taro police.