LORUDDEN, Sweden, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- Bomb experts from the Swedish military disarmed what officials said Tuesday was believed to be a World War II-era German mine.
The mine was discovered during the weekend along the shoreline near Lorudden, which is popular with summer tourists, The Local reported. Authorities believe the mine likely washed ashore during a large storm in December.
Experts thought the mine may contain explosives, but found the device to be empty after opening it. The bomb is an EMA-type contact mine, which was commonly used by the Germans during World War II, The Local said.
Another mine, also empty, floated to shore in Akersberga during the weekend.