land mines


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A victim-triggered antipersonnel device buried in a road or field and intended to—when trod upon or run over by a vehicle—explode and kill/maim the enemy

land mines

Explosive devices placed in or on the ground to injure, kill, or destroy humans, animals, or equipment passing over or near them. These are activated on contact. They remain active after armed conflict has ceased and, if they are not removed, can detonate years later, causing unexpected traumatic injury and death.
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Chenavier explained that land mines were a major cause of disability, which is why Handicap International is concerned with them.
Land mines are designed to detonate when people step on or near them, and they can remain deadly for years, even decades, after they have been placed in war zones.
The Pentagon cites the need to use land mines as a deterrent along the North and South Korea border.
should at least set a target date to join the treaty, immediately pledge not to use land mines and begin destruction of its stockpiles.
According to the figures Euy-reten provided, as of June 21, 2011, approximately 3 million land mines were destroyed in Turkey.
The land mine exploded when army and security forces were searching for terrorist militants in that area.
Why hasn't the government helped us by removing land mines so that we can return?
In implementing the family of scatterable mines, the primary responsibility for the deployment of land mines has shifted away from the engineer and toward a combined arms team that includes field artillery, combat aviation, and the U.S.
"We will witness a world free from land mines if there is massive cooperation at international level," Vahidi said, "The double standard attitude and different views on the issue are among the problems that we are facing at international bodies."
D.I.KHAN, September 16, 2011 (Balochistan Times): District Coordination of Sustainable & Peace and Development Organization (SPADO) Zia-ur-Rehman has said that SPADO in collaboration with UNICEF was engaged in awareness and advocacy campaign in the conflict areas to apprise people about explosive material and land mines. Addressing to media persons in a workshop at Dera Press Club on Thursday, Zia-ur-Rehman said that since its inception SPADO is involved in addressing various issues related to peace and disarmament, development and poverty reduction.
By: Bonifacio Taban Kuich May 12, 2011 (BENTIU) -On Thursday morning a group of vehicles leaving from an oil field south of Bentiu, the capital of Unity state, struck land mines believed to have been planted by rebels loyal to Peter Gatdet near Dhorbour.