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Originally published Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 6:22 AM

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Anti-tank weapon, ammo found in Berlin forest

Berlin police say a cache of WWII-era munitions has been found in a western part of the city, which had been the scene of particularly fierce fighting between the Soviet Red Army and the Nazi defenders in 1945.


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BERLIN —

Berlin police say a cache of WWII-era munitions has been found in a western part of the city, which had been the scene of particularly fierce fighting between the Soviet Red Army and the Nazi defenders in 1945.

Police said Wednesday that a person talking a walk through a forested area in Spandau came across the cache the day before.

It included armor-piercing anti-tank rounds, about 20 kilograms (50 pounds) of small-arms ammunition and a panzerfaust -- a single shot anti-tank weapon often put in the hands of teenagers hastily mustered at the war's end in a futile attempt to defend the Nazi capital.

Police say they believe more munitions may still be buried in the area and have cordoned off part of the forest as they investigate.



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