Mortar bomb found at Ipoh polo grounds

IPOH: An object, believed to be a mortar-type bomb, was found by a jogger at the Sultan Abdul Aziz Recreation Park, commonly known as the polo grounds, here, today.

Ipoh police chief Assistant Commissioner Yahaya Hassan said the police received a call about 3pm informing them of the discovery of an object resembling a mortar bomb by the pool of the recreation park.

Yahaya said upon arrival, the police cordoned off the area to ensure public safety.

"The bomb disposal unit arrived at the scene and found a mortar bomb, measuring 300 mm (millimetres) long, 60mm wide and did not contain explosives and was used for training," he said in a statement today.

He said the mortar bomb had been taken to the Perak police weapons division for further checks. -- Bernama

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