HARBIN, Oct. 21 (Xinhua) -- A Japanese grenade from the Second World War was found near the China-Russia border, police in Suifenhe city in northeast China's Heilongjiang Province said.
A police patrol found the grenade under a pine tree 1.2 kilometers away from the border Tuesday afternoon. The grenade, with a diameter of 8 centimeters, weighs 2,500 grams and is 30 centimeters long.
Local police said although the surface of the grenade is severely rusty, its detonator is largely intact, which means the lethal weapon can still explode 70 years after it was buried under grass.
After examining the grenade, experts from the Suifenhe Museum said the grenade belonged to the Japanese troops occupying northeast China. The grenade was believed to be left there during a fight between Japanese and Soviet forces.
Japan invaded northeast China in September 1931 and occupied the region until it surrendered in August 1945. The Soviet Red Army attacked the Japanese troops in northeast in 1945 before Japan's surrender.
The grenade will remain at the museum for disposal.