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Synonyms for land mine

an explosive mine hidden underground

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Last month, the Mehsuds, the predominant tribe of SWA, threatened to abandon their region if authorities failed to clear landmines and unexploded munition from the agency.
According to hospital sources, the family was traveling from Muqbal area near the border to attend a funeral in Upper Kurram's Basu area when their vehicle hit a landmine killing three women, two minor girls and three men on the spot.
It is also encouraging that since March 1, 1999, when the international treaty banning antipersonnel landmines came into force, 163 countries have joined.
On August 10, 2013, a landmine explosion and subsequent shooting in the restive Dera Bugti Saturday cost the lives of at least two people including a tribal leader and left three more wounded.
15 ( ANI ): Sri Lanka has joined the international treaty banning anti-personnel landmines, Human Rights Watch has said.
In a paper published Tuesday in the journal Nature Biotechnology, researchers from the university discuss a possible remote sensing method that uses lasers and bacteria to detect landmines and other unexploded ordnance.
Landmines are a threat to the civilians and security forces personnel alike and have also been putting a damper on the motivations of international construction and relief workers stationed in Afghanistan.
According to the International Campaign to Ban Landmines, there were 46 deaths and 76 injuries from landmines in Iran in 2012.
Colonel Parsa, the Command Operations Deputy of the Southern Khorasan Province Police Force, told the Iranian Students News Agency (ISNA), "The private vehicle drove over a landmine and suffered an explosion.
I rushed to pick up the thing before my friends could get it but I didn't know it was a landmine," Naif told the Yemen Times.
Butuan City - A civilian tip-off has helped what soldiers said could have been a bloody landmine attack along the busy Tagum City-Mati City highway on Thursday.
Annually more than 20,000 people all over the world are getting injured or losing their lives because of landmine accidents.
This represents a milestone for us: having only one country using antipersonnel mines," he told reporters in Geneva at the unveiling of the 2012 Landmine Monitor report.
The US began a comprehensive landmine policy review in late 2009 to determine if the US should join the treaty.
QUNEITRA, (SANA) -- Citizen Aisha al-Hawamda from Kom al-Basha in Quneitra governorate was injured on Tuesday when a landmine left over by the Israeli occupation near Kodna dam exploded, disfiguring her face and upper body severely.