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Drones used to find toylike "butterfly" land mines


 

SUMMARY: A type of land mine called the “butterfly” has a particularly insidious reputation for two reasons: It is known for killing or crippling children who may pick up what looks a lot like a green plastic toy, and its mostly nonmetallic construction means it often evades traditional mine detectors. Butterfly mines’ light-touch detonators go off easily if stepped on by a fighter—or farmer—and their relatively small charge often maims people without immediately killing them.


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Published: Monday, January 7, 2019

Last Updated: Monday, January 7, 2019

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