The Singapore Armed Forces' bomb squad was activated on Saturday night after three explosive rounds from World War II were found at a construction site near KK Women's and Children's Hospital.
The rounds were 25-pound shells.
Officers from the Explosive Ordnance Disposal worked through the night before disposing of the shells yesterday.
In a Facebook post, the Singapore Army detailed the operation while offering readers a short history of the shells.
"The 25-pounder guns were able to fire rounds at high-angles as well as in direct-fire mode against tanks and bunkers, and were introduced into service in the British Army just before World War II.
"The SAF still uses the 25-pounder guns but only for ceremonial purposes, such as the NDP, and without the projectile.
This article was first published on August 04, 2014.
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