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Armenia

UN: More Than 100 Killed By Mines Near Nagorno-Karabakh

<div class="caption"><div class="watermark"> <a href="http://gdb.rferl.org/6984a37a-989c-4d1a-a898-ad42ec538261_mw800_mh600.jpg" rel="ibox" title=" (RFE/RL)"> <img alt=" (RFE/RL)" src="http://gdb.rferl.org/6984a37a-989c-4d1a-a898-ad42ec538261_w203.jpg" class="photo" border="0"></a></div><p> (RFE/RL)</p></div>24 December 2005 -- The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) says 123 people have been killed by land mines near the disputed enclave of Nagorno-Karabakh since a 1994 truce ended a six-year conflict between ethnic Armenian and Azerbaijani forces.

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Almost 300 more have been wounded.


The UNDP says the number of victims has dropped substantially over the last two years thanks to a demining program funded by the United States and the European Union.


(AP)

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