Forest Fire Triggers Landmine Explosions in Croatia


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(CTV News) Emergency officials say a forest fire that has spread to southern Croatia from neighbouring Montenegro has triggered 34 explosions, probably from mines left over from the region's war in the 1990s.

The area near the walled Adriatic city of Dubrovnik was a frontline during the conflict that erupted after Croatia declared independence in 1991. Yugoslav army troops bombed Dubrovnik, a UNESCO heritage site.

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Published: Friday, July 28, 2023

Last Updated: Thursday, November 2, 2023

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