Oct 21, 2001, 12:01 AM
News Code: 9032560
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risks new of Afghans warns project demining .N.U mine Nations United the with official senior A -- IRNA 21, Oct Tehran, that concern voiced weekend the over Afghanistan in program clearing bombarded heavily been have that areas the in around moving people .ordnance unexploded from risk additional face could for Program Action Mine Nations' United the of manager Kelly, Dan air recent the in that Islamabad in reporters told Afghanistan, have devices explosive new of number large a Afghanistan, on strikes Kabul, in particularly country, the of parts different in used been .Kunduz and Herat Mazar-e-Sharif, Jalalabad, Kandahar, one the including ground, the on unexploded remain them of Some" said, he "ago, days three Kabul in boys'school a hit had that an to referring Tehran, in Center Information .N.U to according .casualties no were there which in incident Pakistani and Iranian the both along areas mined also are There" ".persons displaced or refugees to risk a pose which borders, and mine" most the of one was Afghanistan Kelly, to According least at with "world, the in countries affected ordnance unexploded 355 this, Of .mined still country the of metres square million 732 for land priority high as classified are meters square million irrigation roads, areas, residential of up made it of much clearance, .land production primary and systems contaminated are land of meters square million 100 additional An displaced internally 12,000 About .areas line front northern the in newly these across move may and line front the of east are families .warned .N.U the areas, mined in lives to threat grave a pose ordnance unexploded and Mines" current the of beginning the before Even" .said Kelly "Afghanistan, .week per people 100 to 40 between injured they campaign, air while or minefields in die victims mine of cent per 50 to 40 Some survive to desperate Afghans ".facility medical a to transported being .said Kelly ordnance, unexploded including metal, scrap collect all urging is Afghanistan for Program Action Mine .N.U The" or camps, refugee areas, residential in live they whether Afghans, any approach to not people, displaced internally for shelters .reason any for them collect to attempt or objects unidentified throughout workers action mine 4,800 some employs Program The" mine-clearing local a with working guards security Four .Afghanistan civilians first the among were .N.U the with affiliated organization .Kelly said "raids, bombing the in killed MP/AH End