Two Children Injured by Landmine in Myanmar


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(Radio Free Asia) A 12-year-old boy and a 14-year-old girl are critically injured after triggering a suspected junta-planted landmine near Mindat in Chin state. The incident occurred while they were helping measure land for sale. The girl lost a foot, and the boy suffered back injuries.

Landmines have become a significant issue in Chin state since the 2021 coup, affecting villagers engaged in agricultural tasks. Both the junta and resistance groups deny planting landmines in civilian areas. In January, landmines in northern Myanmar caused one death and 22 injuries. The Landmine and Cluster Munition Monitor's December report highlights the risk to residents in over half of Myanmar's townships.

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Published: Wednesday, February 7, 2024

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 7, 2024

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