IED casualties: 3,800 killed or hurt last year, says report | The Daily Star
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IED casualties: 3,800 killed or hurt last year, says report

Nearly 3,800 people were killed or injured around the world last year by improvised mines used by armed groups, marking the highest number of such casualties on record, campaigners said Thursday. Monitors of compliance with the Mine Ban Treaty said that government use of landmines has all but halted, but warned that surging numbers of casualties linked to armed groups’ use of improvised devices was marring the overall success of the 20-year disarmament charter. Myanmar, which is not party to the treaty, was the only country where government forces used antipersonnel mines over the past year.

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