landmines

Myanmar accused of laying mines after refugee injuries

Myanmar accused of laying mines after refugee injuries

Refugee accounts of the latest spasm of violence in Rakhine have typically described shootings by soldiers and arson attacks on villages.

Sep 10, 2017, 21:15 PM IST

Over 50 Landmines, contained bomb recovered in Jharkhand's Lohardagga

Several landmines were recovered in a joint operation of the state police and the CRPF in Jharkhand`s Lohardagga district, two days after massive arms and ammunition was ere recovered from the same place.

May 06, 2017, 15:51 PM IST
120 Taliban, ISIS militants killed in wide-scale operations by Afghan army, cops

120 Taliban, ISIS militants killed in wide-scale operations by Afghan army, cops

At least 120 Islamic State militants were killed in wide-scale operations launched during the past 24 hours by Afghan army, police and intelligence agency personnel, said a Defence Ministry statement on Thursday.

Jul 21, 2016, 17:02 PM IST

Huge quantity of explosives seized in Jharkhand's Dumka

A huge quantity of explosives was seized in Maoist-infested Dumka district of Jharkhand on Wednesday, police said.

Jul 20, 2016, 18:38 PM IST
BSF recovers huge cache of explosives hidden by Maoists in Odisha

BSF recovers huge cache of explosives hidden by Maoists in Odisha

A huge cache of explosives hidden by Maoists under a culvert was seized by BSF personnel from Boipariguda area of Odisha's Koraput district, officials said today.

Jun 28, 2016, 13:40 PM IST

Two Maoists arrested, landmines found in Jharkhand

Two Maoist guerrillas were arrested and landmines were recovered in different parts of Jharkhand on Monday, police said.

Aug 18, 2015, 00:54 AM IST

South Korea blames North for mine blasts, vows `harsh` response

South Korea on Monday accused North Korea of planting landmines that maimed two soldiers on border patrol, sending military tensions on the Korean peninsula soaring as it threatened to make Pyongyang pay a "harsh price".

Aug 10, 2015, 09:34 AM IST
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.

Jun 21, 2015, 20:24 PM IST

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.

May 29, 2015, 23:25 PM IST

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.

May 28, 2015, 21:00 PM IST

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.

Apr 14, 2015, 21:35 PM IST

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.

Apr 10, 2015, 12:50 PM IST

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.

Oct 19, 2014, 14:49 PM IST

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.

Oct 02, 2014, 12:54 PM IST

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.

Jun 27, 2014, 18:48 PM IST

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.

Nov 07, 2013, 00:53 AM IST

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

Sep 09, 2013, 16:46 PM IST

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.

Sep 04, 2013, 19:29 PM IST

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.

Aug 18, 2013, 14:48 PM IST

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.

Aug 13, 2013, 10:12 AM IST