Afghanistan: Up To 200 People Fall Victim To Mines Every Month

Officials from the Mine Detection Center (MDC) on Sunday said each month up to 200 people in the country fall victim to IEDs – both newly planted devices and unexploded mines going back to the civil war.

MDC officials were speaking at an event in Kabul that was held to mark the International Day of Peace.

Mohammad Shahab Hakimi, head of MDC, said most of the victims are unaware of where these explosives are and also do not know what to do when they step on a mine.

“Every months between 180 and 200 people (are killed and wounded), it means 2,000 people a year become victims of mines. The fatalities have increased,” said Hakimi.

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Source: TOLO News