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Reducing bombs in Kosovo

A British Mk13 1,000 pound bomb was discovered by construction workers excavating the land behind a small industrial facility near Mt. Goles, Kosovo. The site was home to Yugoslavian ammunition bunkers during the Kosovo conflict. It is most likely that the unexploded bomb was purposely dropped during the 1999 NATO bombing campaign, according to Cpt. Frank Pangelinan, commander of the 217th Explosive Ordnance Company, deployed to Kosovo as part of Multinational Battle Group- East.
The California National Guard Unit arrived in Kosovo in September 2012. Since then, they have responded to 94 incidents in conjunction with the Kosovo Security Forces EOD team. They have disposed of 161 ordnance items, 53 since the start of 2013. (U.S. Army photo by Cpt. Frank Pangelinan, 217th Explosive Ordnance Disposal Company.)



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This work, Reducing bombs in Kosovo [Image 1 of 3], by SGT Angela Parady, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:03.30.2012

Date Posted:04.02.2013 10:19

Photo ID:899164

VIRIN:130401-A-SC231-728

Resolution:640x480

Size:377.34 KB

Location:MOUNT GOLES, ZZ

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