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Frank Brombach, from a German bomb removal team, secures a 1,000-pound, U.S. bomb for removal Wednesday evening on the Air Force's Vogelweh Housing Area in Kaiserslautern, Germany. Discovered by construction crews Monday, the bomb was defused and removed safely Wednesday evening.
Frank Brombach, from a German bomb removal team, secures a 1,000-pound, U.S. bomb for removal Wednesday evening on the Air Force's Vogelweh Housing Area in Kaiserslautern, Germany. Discovered by construction crews Monday, the bomb was defused and removed safely Wednesday evening. (Steve Mraz / S&S)

KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany — For the second time in about four weeks, a World War II-era, unexploded bomb was discovered, disarmed and removed from a Kaiserslautern military community installation.

A 1,000-pound bomb was discovered Monday afternoon in the Air Force’s Vogelweh Housing Area by a construction team working on a new traffic circle, said Erin Zagursky, an Air Force spokeswoman. The unexploded bomb was found near Building 1127, which is a housing unit. The elementary school and Child Development Center are near the area where the bomb was found.

Crews began work to remove the bomb around 5:30 p.m. Wednesday after employees, residents and students were evacuated from the complex. A 750-meter cordon was established to ensure safety during the bomb removal.

On Feb. 16, a 500-pound, World War II bomb was discovered by construction crews working at Pulaski Park, which is in close proximity to the Vogelweh Housing Area. That bomb was successfully removed without incident.

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