Cambodian deminers find three landmines on tree

Cambodian deminers have discovered three anti-personnel landmines from the country’s civil war in a tree trunk, an official said on Friday.

Millions of landmines were laid in Cambodia during the country’s nearly three-decade civil war, which ended in 1998, causing tens of thousands of casualties.

Deminers found the three landlines that had been installed in the tree, which then grew around them, during their mine-clearance operation in northwestern Banteay Meanchey province on Wednesday, Heng Ratana, the director general of the Cambodian Mine Action Centre, told AFP.

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