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Land Mine Kills Child In Bosnia


There are still many buried landmines in Bosnia years after the 1992-95 conflict ended. (file photo)

There are still many buried landmines in Bosnia years after the 1992-95 conflict ended. (file photo)

A ten-year-old boy has been killed and four other children seriously injured after they accidentally set off a land mine while playing in Bosnia.

The explosion, which police are investigating, happened on June 16 in Hadzici, a suburb of Sarajevo.

Hospital officials said the boys' injuries included damage to their abdomens, eyes and arms.

Bosnia's 1992-95 war left the country filled with buried land mines.

Since the conflict ended, they have killed more than 600 people.

The country has said it will need $50 million a year to meet its goal of clearing all the mines by 2019.


Based on reporting by dpa and AP
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