SAF detonates suspected war relic found at Senoko Drive construction site

The suspected war relic seen here entrenched at the construction site.
The suspected war relic seen here entrenched at the construction site.PHOTO: FACEBOOK/THE SINGAPORE ARMY

SINGAPORE - The Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) has detonated a suspected war relic that was found at Senoko Drive on Monday (Dec 7).

The projectile was found at a construction site, and looked to be embedded in the ground near some concrete pillars.

Yesterday evening, our SAF Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) was called upon to assist with a suspected war relic found...

Posted by The Singapore Army on Tuesday, December 8, 2015

The SAF's Explosive Ordnance Disposal team was called to assist.

"The team worked through the night and safely disposed the 6-inch relic on site at midnight," the Singapore Army said in a Facebook post on Tuesday (Dec 8) evening.

It added: "A big thank you to our EOD team for always being ready to keep Singapore safe!"

It also posted photos that show the EOD team assessing the relic, sandbags during the disposal and fragments of the relic.

Our SAF Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) standby team was activated yesterday afternoon upon receiving the call to...

Posted by The Singapore Army on Friday, November 6, 2015

The disposal of a war relic is not an uncommon occurence, with about 11 incidences mentioned on the Singapore Army Facebook page this year.

Most recently, one was found and disposed of at Senja Link in November, while others have been disposed of in areas like Tampines, Nanyang Crescent and Rifle Range Road.