The Enduring Trauma Caused by Landmines


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(DW) In most cases, they are invisible to the naked eye. They‘re set off when people accidentally come into contact with them. Mines and IEDs (improvised explosive devices) almost always cause serious harm to their victims, maiming and sometimes kill them.

Behind the practice of planting mines and IEDs is a sinister calculation: that severely injured victims will cost the opponent more than fallen soldiers or murdered civilians.

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Published: Tuesday, October 25, 2022

Last Updated: Thursday, November 2, 2023

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