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Rusted mortar shell found near LoC in Rajouri

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Jammu: A rusted mortar shell was found buried in a forward village in Rajouri district on Monday, police said.

The shell was dug out by an earthmover engaged by a villager to build some structures at Kalsai in the Nowshera sector, he said.

The official said the villagers informed the police and a bomb disposal squad was rushed to the area to defuse the explosive substance.

The shell is believed to have landed in the village during cross-border shelling many years ago and got buried, he added.

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