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Solomon Islands Airport Work Waits for Bomb Removal : From Reuters

November 09, 1986

HONIARA, Solomon Islands — Honiara airport was closed for several hours when workmen extending the runway dug up World War II bombs and ammunition, aviation authorities said Friday.

The Solomon Islands was the scene of some of the bloodiest fighting in the South Pacific during the war, and old arms and ammunition are still being unearthed, sometimes exploding and injuring people.

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