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Mine and UXO explosions kill two as this year’s mine-related casualties decline

Two men were killed on Sunday in separate cases of landmine and unexploded ordnance explosion in the provinces of Kandal and Battambang. Colonel Duong Teng, Kandal province’s Ponhea Leu district police chief, said 51-year-old scrap metal buyer Y Sarin was killed Sunday afternoon after a ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50739447/mine-and-uxo-explosions-kill-two-as-this-years-mine-related-casualties-decline/

CMAC deployed after bomb discoveries in Banteay Meanchey

Cambodian Mine Action Centre (CMAC) specialists have been deployed to begin unexploded ordnance (UXO) operations in Banteay Meanchey province after the tailfins of large bombs were found protruding from the ground. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/cmac-deployed-after-bomb-discoveries-banteay-meanchey

CMAC clears two Mk 82 bombs in Kampong Speu, Prey Veng

Demining experts from the Cambodian Mine Action Centre (CMAC) on Monday cleared two Mark 82 (Mk 82) bombs in two separate locations. In Kampong Speu province’s Phnom Sruoch district, a villager discovered one bomb buried about 8m below ground, while another was found over 4m ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/cmac-clears-two-mk-82-bombs-kampong-speu-prey-veng

CMAC destroys 9,400 mines, UXO

Experts from the Cambodian Mine Action Centre (CMAC) have cleared mines and unexploded ordnance (UXO) from 25sqm of farmland and land set to be designated as economic zones in the first three months of this year, CMAC director Heng Ratana said on Monday. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/cmac-destroys-9400-mines-uxo

CMAA: Thirty killed or disabled by UXO this year

At least 30 people have been killed or disabled by unexploded ordnance (UXO) this year, a 76 per cent increase on the same period last year. The incidents happened during the grabbing of forest land, illegal wildlife hunting, unauthorised logging and attempted UXO disposal. “From ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/cmaa-thirty-killed-or-disabled-uxo-year

Anti-tank mine explosion kills two

A bomb explosion on Thursday killed two of three “unlicensed” men who were hired to carry out mine clearance in O’Svay commune, in Oddar Meanchey province’s Trapaing Prasat district. District police chief In Kay said the villagers had collectively hired Hok Rachhan, 18, Mao Kamsot, ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/anti-tank-mine-explosion-kills-two

An anti-tank mine kills one, wounds one in Banteay Meanchey

A man was killed and another seriously injured when an anti-tank mine exploded in Banteay Meanchey province’s Malai district on Friday. The incident took place in Tuol Pongro commune’s Sralao Chrum village. Commune police chief Suos Vorith identified the deceased as Chham Chhorng, 32, from ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/anti-tank-mine-kills-one-wounds-one-banteay-meanchey

CMAC deactivates 132 cluster bombs in Kratie

The Cambodian Mine Action Centre (CMAC) on Monday deactivated 132 US-made BLU-24 cluster bombs in Samrong village in Kratie province’s Snuol district. CMAC director-general Heng Ratana on Monday urged people who live in provinces along the Cambodia-Vietnam border to be vigilant. He cautioned villagers to ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/cmac-deactivates-132-cluster-bombs-kratie

UK pledges $9 million for demining

The United Kingdom will provide more than $9 million in aid from this year to 2020 for demining operations to clear unexploded ordnance in Cambodia, UK Ambassador to Cambodia Tina Redshaw said on Wednesday. ...

Khy Sovuthy
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50544210/uk-pledges-9-million-for-demining/

UXO kills boy, injures three in Kampong Speu

A boy was killed and another three injured after an unexploded ordnance (UXO) they were playing with detonated in Kampong Speu province’s Ka Ek Porng village on Monday. Deputy district police chief Suon Chan said the four friends were minding cattle in a field when ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/uxo-kills-boy-injures-three-kampong-speu

United Kingdom to aid demining until 2020

The United Kingdom will provide aid until 2020 for demining operations to clear unexploded ordnance in Cambodia. Senior Minister Ly Thuch, who is also the first vice chairman of the Cambodian Mine Action and Victims Assistance Authority, met with Elizabeth McGarva, senior policy adviser with ...

Khy Sovuthy
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50520187/united-kingdom-to-aid-demining-until-2020/

Preah Vihear Temple bombs being removed

The Cambodian Mine Action Center has begun searching for and removing unexploded ordnances left behind from a dispute between Cambodia and Thailand over the Preah Vihear Temple complex in 2008. ...

Pav Suy
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50519712/preah-vihear-temple-bombs-being-removed/

CMAC reminds villagers to not excavate bombs

Following two unexploded ordnance cases this week, a Cambodian Mine Action Centre official yesterday reminded the public to steer clear of any explosives found and immediately contact authorities for extraction. CMAC director-general Heng Ratana said that people who come across unexploded ordnances should immediately report ...

Pav Suy
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50518663/cmac-reminds-villagers-to-not-excavate-bombs/

Massive unexploded bomb found in Kandal

The Cambodian Mine Action Centre yesterday removed a 220-kilogram bomb and three artillery shells found in farms across four locations in three districts in Kandal province.​ ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50505749/massive-unexploded-bomb-found-in-kandal/

Scores of explosive war remnants unearthed

More than 100 pieces of unexploded ordnance were discovered and collected in Preah Sihanouk province on Wednesday before being handed over to bomb disposal experts. Provincial police chief Choun Narin said 136 UXOs were found in places such as Sihanoukville, Prey Nob district and Stung ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50498594/scores-of-explosive-war-remnants-unearthed/

More than 20 bombs destroyed in Preah Vihear

Cambodian Mine Action Centre officials on Tuesday detonated a pile of about 20 bombs found by a farmer working his land in Preah Vihear province. Chan Dy, Chey Sen district deputy chief of police, said yesterday that a Samrong village farmer notified police about the ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50497920/more-than-20-bombs-destroyed-in-preah-vihear/

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