Jan 1, 2019, 1:14 PM
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Mine blast injures one in W Iran

Ilam, Jan 1, IRNA – Mine blast in the city of Dehloran in Ilam Province in Western Iran left a 19- year-old man wounded, deputy police commander said on Tuesday.

Mojtaba Mahdian said last night a young person from Dehloran struck a landmine which inflicted heavy injuries on him, especially on his right leg.

Earlier this week another individual was also wounded due to another mine blast.

Both individuals have been taken to hospital to be treated.

Over 16 millions mines were planted in vast areas of western Iran bordering with Iraq during Iran-Iraq war in 1980-1988.

Although the landmines have been cleared from time to time, innocent people fall victim to the explosion of mines and other explosive devices remaining from the war.

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