04/04/2013 11:44 EDT | Updated 06/04/2013 05:12 EDT

Bomb Found Near Barons From Second World War, Found Buried

BARONS, Alta. - An old military bomb has been retrieved from a rural property in southern Alberta.

Mounties say they received a call Wednesday from the owner of an acreage near Barons.

He said he had found the bomb buried in the ground and covered with grass.

The RCMP explosives disposal unit was called out as were bomb experts from CFB Suffield near Medicine Hat.

They confirmed the device was a live, five-kilogram practice bomb from the 1940s.

Defence personnel transported the bomb to the Suffield base where it was to be safely detonated.

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