Cambodia school shut after war-era explosives unearthed

Deminers discover more than 2,000 explosives inside the grounds of a high school in northeastern Kratie province.

Thousands of pieces of unexploded ordnance left over from Cambodia’s civil war have been unearthed inside a school in the country’s northeast, authorities have said.


Decades after the brutal conflict and a US bombing campaign starting in the 1960s, the country remains among the most heavily bombed and mined in the world.

Deminers discovered more than 2,000 explosives, including more than 1,000 M79 grenades, inside the grounds of a high school in Kratie province over three days, said Heng Ratana, director general of the Cambodian Mine Action Centre.

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