ZAMBOANGA CITY: Police recovered a 60mm mortar bomb after an unidentified man tried to sell the explosive to a junk shop in the southern Filipino city of Pagadian, police said Tuesday.

Police said the junk shop owner Necario Alcano refused to buy the mortar bomb and told the man that it is illegal to sell military ordnance. The man then quickly left the junk shop, leaving behind the high explosive mortar.

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