Latest Anti-tank mine Stories

2009-12-22 14:30:00

A team of European researchers has devised a method for locating plastic anti-personnel mines, which are manufactured to avoid detection by metal detectors. The technique involves analyzing the temperature of the ground in three dimensions using specific software and hardware, according to a study published in the journal Computers & Geosciences. "Detecting anti-personnel mines is a very important and costly area of humanitarian work, and uncovering plastic mines is particularly hard,...

2008-08-01 09:00:49

Text of report in English by Pristina-based independent internet news agency KosovaLive Prishtina [Pristina], 31 Jul (KosovaLive) - Nita Vula walked towards her supervisor, arm outstretched, with a smile across her face. A spider bite had just caused her hand to swell to nearly double its normal size, but she was not worried. The bite was nothing compared to the dangers she faces every day at her job. Vula is the only female de-miner that works in the Civil Protection Brigade (CPB) division...

2008-07-22 09:00:55

More than 6.5 million square meters land of Afghanistan cleaned up from explosive devices: officials KABUL, July 21 (Xinhua) -- The UN-backed de-mining agency Mine Action Program for Afghanistan (MAPA) has cleaned up more than 6.5 million square meters of land from explosive devices over the past six months in Afghanistan, director of the agency Haider Reza said Monday. "In the past six months from January to June 2008 MAPA has cleared 65,361,363 square meters land from explosive devices...

2008-07-21 15:00:48

More than 38,000 land mines have been cleared this year in Afghanistan, one of the most heavily mined countries in the world, a U.N. official said Monday. The explosive devices removed from the Afghan landscape in the past six months represent 10 percent of the total number cleared in the past 18 years, Haider Reza, program director of the U.N. Mine Action Center for Afghanistan, said in a news release. More than 4 million Afghans live in areas riddled with land mines, the senior U.N....

2006-04-23 02:31:05

PHNOM PENH (Reuters) - At least 10 Cambodian villagers were killed when their truck hit an anti-tank mine left over from the country's civil war, police said on Sunday. The truck hit the mine on Friday in the northern province of Oddar Meanchey -- a former stronghold of Pol Pot's ultra-communist Khmer Rouge guerrillas. "A lot of mines were planted in those former battlefields and no one knows where they are until they explode," provincial police official Theak Thea told Reuters by...

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