In a shocking incident, some thieves in the Romanian mainland have stolen rocket warheads from the train which was destined to Bulgaria. The warheads were being supplied to a Bulgarian company and not the armed force of Bulgaria, as many had believed.
According to Romanian company Romarm, the security of the train was the responsibility of the company who was receiving the cargo. The authorities assured that the stolen 64 warheads pose no danger to security, as they did not contain any explosives and were not attached to the rockets.
The officials said that the thieves have probably stolen the warheads by accident, as they were not sure what they are stealing. It is believed that the thieves were scrap metal thieves.
Bulgaria's Economy Ministry said the warheads belonged to 122mm-diameter Grad rockets, typically fired from vehicle-mounted multiple-rocket launchers.
The ministry said in a statement that the shipment was a part of a transfer of "nonfunctional components and parts'" for reprocessing at the VMZ factory, one of Bulgaria's largest military factories, in Sopot, central Bulgaria, where the components and parts were to be replaced and the warheads prepared for sale, as quoted by TNN.
The train began its journey on Friday and was stationed overnight in Brasov under guard.
Romanian news agency, Mediafax, said in a report that railway workers noticed the seals on the train's door were broken, and the door was not closed properly, when the train reached Giurgiu, a Danube port that borders Bulgaria.
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