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Three big US wartime bombs found in Kandal

Police in Kandal province and officials from the Cambodian Mine Action Center have found three live bombs beneath a resident’s rice field in Kandal Stung district.   ...

Pav Suy
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/36071/three-big-us-wartime--bombs-found-in-kandal/

Workers unearth US bomb

An unexploded bomb dropped by the US in the 1970s was found on Saturday and unearthed yesterday by the Cambodian Mine Action Centre (CMAC) in Svay Rieng province’s Svay Chrum district, according to CMAC director Heng Ratana. ...

Niem Chheng
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/workers-unearth-us-bomb

Japanese grant to boost CMAC oversight

The Japanese government on Wednesday agreed to provide the Cambodian Mine Action Centre (CMAC) $833,000 towards an ongoing project that will see the group increase the management capacity of their operations.   ...

Ananth Baliga
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/japanese-grant-boost-cmac-oversight

Gov’t wants extra time to clear mines

The government plans to request another extension of a deadline – originally set for 2009 and already extended to 2019 – to meet obligations under the Mine Ban Treaty, an official said yesterday.   ...

Yesenia Amaro
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/govt-wants-extra-time-clear-mines

Over 100 explosives cleared out in Kandal

Government deminers on Saturday successfully cleared more than 100 US-made cluster bomblets from a rice field in Kandal province’s Muk Kampoul district, according to the Cambodian Mine Action Centre (CMAC). ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/over-100-explosives-cleared-out-kandal

Japan: helping Cambodia clean up its landmines

Near the Thai border, in the Bovel district of Battambang province, today children can safely play outside. But not that long ago, what is now the local primary school’s playground was littered with dozens of mines. ...

Euronews team
http://www.euronews.com/2016/03/17/japan-helping-cambodia-clean-up-its-landmines

UXO found in abandoned Battambang barracks

Thirty-eight unexploded ordinances (UXO) and land mines of various models were found buried in a former Baktrea village jungle barracks yesterday, police said. ...

Taing Vida
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/22142/uxo-found-in-abandoned-battambang-barracks/

UXO’s found at land clearing site

An excavator driver and his supervisor had a shock when they found Unexploded Ordnance (UXOs) while marking land for clearing works in Kampot province. ...

Khmer Times team
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/17291/uxo---s-found-at-land-clearing-site/

One day, multiple UXO found

Seven undetonated explosive devices – three in Kandal, three in Pursat and one in Prey Veng – were discovered yesterday, local authorities confirmed, just days after a Russian-made anti-personnel mine was found less than 100 metres away from a ticket booth at Angkor Wat. The ...

Mom Kunthear
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/one-day-multiple-uxo-found

Cambodia imports Africa rats for demining work

Cambodia has imported 15 rats from Africa for the purpose of locating landmines and unexploded ordnance in the country, a senior landmine official told Kyodo News on Thursday. ...

Bangkok Post News Staff
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asean/596864/cambodia-imports-africa-rats-for-demining-work

Cambodia sees 35 pct drop in landmine casualties in Q1

Cambodia reported 39 landmine casualties in the first three months of 2015, a 35 percent drop compared with 60 casualties over the same period last year, according to the latest report released on Thursday. ...

The Cambodia Herald​ News Staff
http://bit.ly/1Mv3MI8

Giant rats trained to smell explosives are being used to sniff out landmines in Cambodia

They may make your skin crawl, but these rats are saving lives in Cambodia. The giant rats are being used to sniff out landmines in the war-torn country, where there are as many as three million mines still scattered across the countryside. ...

Imogen Calderwood
http://dailym.ai/1GxRWNc

Casualties from UXO accelerate

Casualties from mines and unexploded ordnance are on track to outpace last year’s count, according to new government data. In the first five months of this year, 89 people were either killed or injured by the deadly remnants of war, Cambodian Mine Action Centre director-general ...

Pech Sotheary
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/casualties-uxo-accelerate

Old landmine injures 7 farmers in northwestern Cambodia

Seven people were injured on Wednesday morning after they stepped on an old landmine while walking to their rice fields in a former battlefield in Anlong Veng district of Oddar Meanchey province, the provincial governor, Sar Thavy said. ...

Global Times News Staff
http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/826415.shtml#.Uo1lUsRgd8E

Japan Pledges $9M to Demining in Battambang

The government of Japan will donate about $9.13 million to the Cambodian Mine Action Center (CMAC) to further their efforts in clearing Battambang province’s Bavel and Ratanak Mondol districts, two of the most heavily mined areas nationwide, officials said Wednesday. ...

Denise Hruby
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/japan-pledges-9m-to-demining-in-battambang-45798/

Floods Bring Another Danger to the Northwest—Landmines

In the past decade, thanks to extensive demining efforts, few residents of Battambang province’s Rokha Kiri district had seen land mines, millions of which once covered Cambodian soil after decades of civil war. ...

Mech Dara and Denise Hruby
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/floods-bring-another-danger-to-the-northwest-landmines-45481/

Huge UXO stash found by farmer

A potato farmer who unearthed old bullets as he ploughed his field on Friday in Oddar Meanchey province discovered more than 500 pieces of unexploded ordnance, anti-mine officials said yesterday. Farmer Hun Kren, 29, alerted authorities to the discovery in Banteay Ampil district, where Cambodian Mine ...

Kim Sarom and Laignee Barron
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/huge-uxo-stash-found-farmer

Teen loses both legs in Pailin blast

A landmine blast tore both legs from a 19-year-old man as he searched a wooded area in Pailin province’s Sala Krao district for bamboo shoots. Despite losing his legs, Thean Chin survived the explosion, and is receiving treatment at the Battambang Provincial Hospital, Sala Krao Deputy ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/teen-loses-both-legs-pailin-blast

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