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Landmines defused in Mizoram-Mynarmar border area

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The Rifles have defused landmines allegedly planted by militants in Mizoram-Mynarmar border, an said today. Personnel of the specialised explosive detection unit and the bomb disposal squad of the force defused the landmines in Lawngtlai district of Mizoram, Arun T told over phone. Rifles personnel were conducting patrol along the border, the said. One woman was killed by a concealed landmine and a man was maimed by another landmine blast in mid-January near the border with Myanmar, following which the Rifles started searching for landmines in the area. The force on January 23 also issued an advisory asking the local people not to venture in the border areas as there was strong possibility of the presence of more hidden landmines. The Army launched a massive operation to flush out the insurgents hiding in Chin state from November and the militants allegedly planted the landmines.

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First Published: Thu, February 15 2018. 16:35 IST
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