Solomons police to blow up WW2 bombs

Solomon Islands police have issued a warning saying unexploded World War Two bombs will be detonated later this week.

The Royal Solomon Islands Police Force Explosive Ordnance Disposal Team will be conducting the bomb blasting operations from Friday 15th to Monday 19th.

The Solomon Star quoted the officer in charge, Inspector Clifford Tunuki, saying the planned detonation sites are at Ringgi in Kolombangara and Munda on New Georgia.

He said the ordnance, which was more than 75 years old, posed a threat to the local population.

Inspector Tunuki said they were appealing to people living in and around those areas to keep away from the bomb blasting sites until the operation was completed.