The Ministry of Defence has announced that the National Guard continuously destroys obsolete, useless or problematic munitions at regular intervals, according to a programme or when need arises.

In this context, 40 mm BOFOR munitions, used by arms that have been withdrawn from the National Guard and which were found to be weathered and worn, at a storehouse in Palodia village, were deemed dangerous and thus will be destroyed at shooting ranges, in line with relevant safety regulations.

According to a press release, the National Guard received the munitions in 1992 and had a stock of 223,000. Since June 2010, 95,000 have been destroyed and the procedure will continue until the whole amount has been destroyed.

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