Photo: AP Blocked the road in Bolzano

The bomb was defused during the three-hour operation on Sunday morning, October 20.

Italian authorities evacuated 4,000 people from the Northern town of Bolzano to defuse a bomb during the Second world war, found during construction, reports AP.

The bomb was defused during the three-hour operation on Sunday morning. This allowed us to discover the downtown and nearby the highway and railway line connecting Italy with Austria and Germany.

Neue Suedtiroler Tageszeitung identified the munitions as aerial bombs.

According to the historian Ettore Frangipane, Bolzano, in the Northern region of Alto Adige, bordering Austria, suffered from 13 of the bombing of the Second World War, which damaged 60% of the city and killed 200 people.

Alto Adige was part of the broad bands of Northern Italy, which remained under Nazi occupation for a long time after the capitulation of Italy in 1943.

Recall that in February in the North-East of Paris evacuated about 1,600 people in connection with the operation to neutralize bomb during the Second world war.