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WWII Bombs Found in German Town

March 30, 1998

ORANIENBURG, Germany (AP) _ Police evacuated 10,000 people from a town north of Berlin early Monday after two unexploded World War II bombs were found at a construction site.

Local government offices, the court building and train station in Oranienburg also were cleared.

Police blocked off the area for 10 hours while a bomb squad defused the 1,100- and 550-pound bombs.

Discovery of wartime bombs is common in Oranienburg, which was a major target of allied bombing raids because of its military factories. In the past seven years, 54 such bombs have been found here, mostly by construction crews.

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