UNDP: Landmines kill in seconds, their fallout lasts generations

On average, one person is killed or injured by landmines and other explosive ordnance every hour. Their destructive influence lasts long after armed conflict ends, inflicting horrific injuries and death, while trapping communities in poverty and fear. Millions of people Read More …

Ex-Colombian officer charged with conspiring to kill U.S. Army soldiers at military base

A former Colombian military officer was charged Friday with conspiring with others to plant a bomb in a vehicle to murder members of the U.S. Army who were working with Colombian soldiers in the South American country. Three U.S. Army 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 …

Addressing mine ban treaty challenges: New contamination and compliance

The annual Intersessional Meetings of the Convention on the Prohibition of the Use, Stockpile, Production, and Transfer of Anti-Personnel Mines and on Their Destruction (aka Ottawa Convention, AP Mine Ban Convention, or Mine Ban Treaty) closed on 21 June in Read More …

Colombia: Militants kill 9 soldiers in attack in Norte de Santander state

Militants in Colombia killed nine soldiers and wounded nine others in an attack early Wednesday on a military unit securing a northern pipeline, officials said, complicating efforts by the country’s new leftist president to negotiate a lasting peace. The assailants Read More …

Colombia: Six military personnel killed by FARC dissidents in Cauca

The death toll from an attack against a military base in Cauca has risen to six military personnel, leaving eight wounded, including one civilian. The attack took place in the village of Munchique, where this column of FARC dissidents is Read More …

Colombia: Seven police officers killed following president’s push for peace

Seven police officers have been killed in an explosion and shooting attack in Colombia. They were leaving a social event in the south-western department of Huila when their vehicle hit a road mine. They were then shot dead in the Read More …

Colombia: Comando Específico de Norte de Santander prevented two terrorist attacks against military units

Quick and timely actions of soldiers of Comando Específico de Norte de Santander prevented two terrorist attacks against the La Esmeralda military base, in the zona rural de Convención, and the La Esperanza military base, in El Tarra, Norte de Read More …