Community members in Machinga found a potentially explosive object suspected to be the head of a rocket propelled grenade.
The villagers reported the matter to their traditional leader who later told the police. Officers in Machinga then engaged the Malawi Defence Force to identify the explosive.
In clips shared on social media, villagers said the soldiers dealt with the object “to make sure it does not explode”.
Police in Machinga were yet to confirm if the explosive object has been identified.
The villagers suspected that the explosive was dumped in their community by people from Mozambique as the area which is in Traditional Authority Mlomba is close to the border with Mozambique.