Guns, improvised explosive devices found hidden in bush near Wagga Wagga

A STOCKPILE of guns and improvised explosive devices (IEDs) have been found hidden in bushland near Wagga Wagga, in the New South Wales Riverina region.

The weapons and homemade bombs were found in bushland at Nangus, near Watabadgery, around 50km northeast of Wagga Wagga, just after 1pm on Tuesday.

Police said it was clear attempts had been made to camouflage the arsenal which was found hidden under a blanket of leaves.


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The area has been declared a crime scene and the Bomb Squad has been called in to examine and safely remove the items.

In a statement released on Wednesday afternoon, police said the collection of weapons and explosive devices, although frightening, were not believed to be connected to terrorism.

Investigations are continuing.

Anyone with any information that could assist police with their investigation is urged to come forward and contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.