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Remains of 281 US MIAs located in Laos

IANS  |  Vientiane 

The remains of almost half of the 573 American service personnel presumed (MIA) in during the Indo-China have been located.

on Wednesday quoted a press release from as saying that the US has informed the that as of today the remains of 281 soldiers have been found and handed over to the US, reported.

and the US are committed to continuing to search for the other 292 personnel through joint humanitarian activities between the two countries.

The latest handing over of the remains of American service personnel took place on Monday at southern attended by of Lao Foreign Affairs Sengphet Houngboungnouang on behalf of the Lao side, and Charge d'Affaires of the US Michael Fanklin Kleine on behalf of the

The remains handed over at the ceremony were found during the second and third joint field activities conducted in 2017-2018 in province, some 250 km southeast from here.

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First Published: Wed, April 11 2018. 12:12 IST
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