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Gambian Soldiers Found Unexploded Ordnance In Foni Kampanti

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By Buba Gagigo

The Gambia Armed Forces (GAF) has confirmed the founding of an Unexploded Ordnance (UXO) device around Kampanti village, Foni Kansala District.

“The Gambia Armed Forces (GAF) wishes to inform the general public that on Saturday 31 December 2022, the Explosive Ordnance Device (EOD) Team of 4 Infantry Battalion in Kanilai responded to an incident of an Unexploded Ordnance (UXO) device around Kampanti Village, Foni Kansala District, West Coast region. The Team was led to the site by the Alkalo of Kampanti Village. The UXO was rendered safe by the EOD team before it was collected for further examination and possible disposal by the GAF,” the soldiers said in a press release.

Regarding the above, the Gambia Armed Forces advised the general public especially residents around the border villages in the Fonis to be vigilant and report any suspected EODs or UXOs they may find in their area to the nearest Police Post or Military Camp.

Research states that Unexploded Explosive Ordnance (UXO) are military explosives that did not explode or function as intended. Some examples of UXO are bombs, rockets, grenades, artillery shells, flares, mortars, and hazardous residues that may remain after a partial or failed detonation.

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