Angola: Five killed by anti-tank mine explosion in central Bié

At least five people died Saturday in Cunhinga municipality, central Bié Province, after setting off an anti-tank mine, ANGOP has learnt. The victims, three men and two women, aged between 12 and 56, were travelling on a three-wheeled motorbike and Read More …

Ukraine Needs To Up-Armor Its American-Made M-1 Tanks

It’s been two months since ex-American M-1s tanks arrived in Ukraine. And two months since we’ve seen any evidence of the tanks. It’s not clear what Ukraine is doing with its 31 Abrams, but it is clear what it should Read More …

Senegal: 4 soldiers killed in the explosion of an anti-tank mine in Casamance

Four Senegalese soldiers were killed in Casamance when their vehicle hit an anti-tank mine in this region of southern Senegal in the grip of an independence rebellion, according to the army. The incident occurred on Thursday “during a mission” in Read More …

Cambodia: Anti-tank mine blast severely injures farmer in Battambang

An anti-tank mine exploded while a farmer was ploughing in Battambang province on Friday. The blast caused severe injuries to him and destroyed his tractor. The victim, Phon Phet, 28, was clearing the land for a cassava plantation when the Read More …

Landmines: New Use Despite Global Ban

Russia, Myanmar, and Ukraine have used antipersonnel landmines in the past year, and armed groups used them in at least five countries, Human Rights Watch said today in releasing Landmine Monitor 2023, the annual report about the international treaty to Read More …

Ukraine: Heavy Drone Bombers Dropping Anti-Tank Mines

Drone warfare in Ukraine is one of the war’s most rapidly evolving elements with considerable innovation and improvisation. In recent weeks several videos have been shared showing large drones dropping TM-62 anti-tank mines. The first video shared on 3 September Read More …

Ukraine: A Sea of Explosives 1,000 Kilometers Long

Russian troops have transformed the fighting front into what is likely the largest minefield in the world. Ukrainian sappers are making but slow progress through this sea of death. Sappers are arduously doing their best to clear the explosives. And Read More …

Ukraine mines could exceed 1 million, says UN expert

United Nations mine experts working on the ground in Ukraine have told CGTN that the number of unexploded devices in the country could be in excess of 1 million. CGTN has spoken to Alexander Lobov, a military engineer and mine Read More …

Ukraine will produce its own mine clearance machines

In Ukraine, a machine for preparing the soil for mine clearance was certified. The manufacturer received a certificate of conformity and a declaration of conformity, which allows establishing its production and using it for mine clearance of territories. This was Read More …

Ukraine is now the most mined country. It will take decades to make safe

In a year and a half of conflict, land mines — along with unexploded bombs, artillery shells and other deadly byproducts of war — have contaminated a swath of Ukraine roughly the size of Florida or Uruguay. It has become Read More …