Fears after Islamic State group mines Syria`s Palmyra
Fears after Islamic State group mines Syria`s Palmyra

Islamic State group jihadists have mined the spectacular ancient ruins in Syria`s Palmyra, an antiquities official and monitor said Sunday, prompting fears for the UNESCO World Heritage site.

Colombian govt, FARC rebels begin clearing landmines

The Colombian government and FARC guerrillas have begun clearing the country`s landmines in a joint effort seen as a ray of hope in their stumbling peace negotiations, officials said Friday.

Three wounded as UN convoy triggers landmines in Mali: Report

Three United Nations troops were wounded on Thursday when a convoy including the head of peacekeeping in Mali triggered landmines in the country`s restive north, sources within the force said.

60 landmines recovered in Bihar; plan to attack security forces foiled

Police Tuesday unearthed 60 landmines connected in a series from Bhimbandh forest in Munger district, foiling an attempt by Maoists to attack security forces engaged in anti-Naxal operations in the area.

Cops escape landmine attack by Maoists in Bihar

Several police personnel involved in anti-Naxal operation had a narrow escape as two landmines, planted by Maoists, exploded few metres ahead of the patrol vehicle which was about to cross the site of the blast near Birnawan village in Bihar's Gaya district, cops said on Friday.

Security forces defuse five landmines, seize explosives in Bihar

Security forces have defused five landmines and recovered a large quantity of explosives from a Maoist hideout in Hudhudwa forest in Bihar's Nawada district, a police officer said on Sunday.

15 feared dead in Bulgaria explosives blast

Fifteen people were feared dead Thursday after a blast flattened a Bulgarian explosives plant that decommissioned landmines, with the government saying there was "minimal" chance of finding survivors.

US to no longer produce anti-personnel landmines

The United States announced on Friday that it will no longer produce or seek to acquire anti-personnel landmines, deadly weapons that the United Nations says results in many civilian casualties.

Landmines recovered during anti-Naxal ops Jharkhand

Security forces recovered six landmines during an anti-Naxal operation in Tebo jungle in adjoining West Singhbhum district, a senior police officer said.

Two powerful landmines seized by security forces from Jharkhand

Two powerful landmines were recovered and a PLFI training camp destroyed following an encounter between the security personnel and ultra outfit PLFI in Jilingburu jungle of naxal-hit Khunti district, police said

Maoist landmines defused in Jharkhand forests

Day after a CoBRA battalion jawan was killed in an encounter in Naxal-hit West Singhbhum district, security personnel Wednesday recovered as many as seven powerful landmines from the area.

Prince Harry "irritated" by delays in clearing landmines

Prince Harry has a "bee in his bonnet" that some nations which supplied landmines are not helping with the clearance effort, a cause championed by his late mother, Princess Diana.

Israel clears landmines near its sea port

An operation to clear minefields near Israel`s Red Sea port of Eilat has been successfully completed, Israel`s defence ministry announced Monday.

Six landmines recovered from Saranda forest

Security personnel recovered six landmines during combing operation in Maoist-affected Saranda forest under Chotanagara police station.

Three landmines recovered in Jharkhand

Police recovered three landmines in Jharkhand`s Chatra district Wednesday and foiled the Maoists` attempt to blow up vehicles of security forces.

BSF jawans recover two live landmines in Odisha

Two live landmines were recovered by Border Security Force jawans during anti-Maoist operation in Odisha`s Koraput district, police said.

Two landmines recovered in Jharkhand

Two landmines and explosives were recovered from Jharkhand`s Ramgarah district on Saturday.

Two landmines recovered in Jharkhand

Two landmines and explosives were recovered from Jharkhand`s Ramgarah district on Saturday, police said.

Three landmines seized in Odisha

Three powerful landmines planted by Maoists apparently targeting the police were seized by security personnel in the district on Monday.

India has proof of Pak planting landmines across LoC

The Indian Army on Wednesday exposed its Pakistani counterpart’s nefarious designs once again.