A portion of Kaiserslautern was closed to traffic and evacuated Thursday afternoon as German authorities disarmed and removed a recently discovered World War II bomb.

A 1,100-pound bomb was found in the southern part of Kaiserslautern near the city’s university.

The area was evacuated between 1 p.m. and about 4 p.m. while the bomb was disarmed and removed.

In recent years, several WWII-era bombs from Allied bombings on Kaiserslautern have been discovered in the area, including some that were unearthed during construction on U.S. military installations.

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