BEIJING, Nov 17 (AP) -- A cache of 3,000 grenades, artillery shells and bombs left by Chinese forces at the end of World War II has been unearthed in the country's northeast, a news report said Thursday.
The munitions were found at a construction site in the city of Changchun and are believed to have been left by Nationalist forces, which led China during World War II, the China Daily newspaper said.
About half of the munitions have been destroyed and the rest are awaiting destruction, the report said.
China regularly reports the discovery of such weapons caches from World War II, though they are more often munitions left by invading Japanese troops.
Changchun, the capital of Jilin province, was at various times controlled by the Nationalists, the Japanese and finally Soviet troops at the end of the war.