Explosives experts have successfully removed an unexploded shell from the courtyard of the British Embassy in Belgrade and are analysing it to find out if it was from World War I or II.
The explosive device was found on 21st March at around 4pm at the British Embassy Belgrade in the northern Serbian capital by construction workers carrying out renovations.
According to local media, the British ambassador and his staff were informed immediately. It is unclear if they were evacuated.
A bomb disposal team was sent to the embassy and the device was said to be an old artillery shell.
An ambulance and paramedics were also on hand in case the device went off unexpectedly.
After about 45 minutes, explosives experts removed the shell and it is currently being examined to determine whether it dates back to the First or Second World War.
A British Embassy spokesperson told local media: “The team confirmed that the explosive device was harmless and they have removed it from the courtyard. We would like to thank the authorities for their quick intervention.”
Netizen ‘Miso Pec’ commented: “It is probably one of theirs.”
‘Gradistanac’ said: “It was them who launched it.”
‘Suvenir’ wrote: “It was a souvenir for the Serbs.”