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Germany Sends Grenades In Potato Shipment

ATHENS, Greece (UPI) — Two World War II-era hand grenades were discovered in a shipment of potatoes from Germany being unloaded at a Greek processing plant, police said.

Greek police say they’ve launched a preliminary investigation into Thursday’s incident at the Atalanti factory where the first rusty grenade, minus its detonator, was found by workers who heard a unique sound during the potatoes’ pre-wash stage, the Athens-Macedonian News Agency reported.

After workers on the night shift discovered a second grenade in the same shipment the plant was shut down and police were called.

Bomb-disposal experts arrived Friday to neutralize the weapons, the news agency said.

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