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Anti-personnel mine found near Fort McClellan runway

ANNISTON (AP) — Workers digging up dirt to cover a landfill at the old Fort McClellan uncovered an anti-personnel mine that officials said contained explosive material.

Talmadge Bohannon, quality assurance officer for Matrix Environmental Services, said workers were digging on the eastern end of a runway at Reilly Airfield when they uncovered the M18A1 Claymore mine late Saturday morning.

Corporal Thad Snyder of the Alabama Bureau of Investigation's Explosive Ordnance Disposal team removed the mine Saturday afternoon.

Bohannon told The Anniston Star in a story Tuesday the device didn't have a trigger, but did contain explosive material.

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