Dec 5, 2017, 9:20 AM
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Land mine kills 3 in western Iran

Ilam, Dec 5, IRNA - Explosion of a landmine, remaining from Saddam era's Iraqi-imposed war (1980-88), in Mehran city in Iran's western province of Ilam claimed the lives of three civilians on Monday night.

A car with three people on board hit military mines planted in border areas and all passengers were killed.

Despite the fact that land mine areas have been cleared, explosions of mines and other explosive devices remaining from the Iran-Iraq war often cause death and injuries.

During the war imposed by Iraq on Iran, 16 million land mines were planted in over 4,200,000 hectare of lands in the Iranian provinces bordering Iraq by the army of the former Ba'athist regime of Baghdad.

On October 25, the explosion of a land mine in Changuleh border area in Iran's western province of Ilam killed a member of an Iranian demining team and injured two others.

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