7 January 2013

Angola: INAD Destroys Over 4000 Explosive Devices in 2012

Huambo — Over 4. 462 explosive devices, among landmines and ammunitions of various calibers, were destroyed in 2012 in the central Huambo province by the National Demining Institute (INAD).

Speaking to Angop on Monday, the head of the provincial Office of INAD, Victor Jorge said that the deactivation of these explosive devices enabled to clear out an area of 1.3 square metres of land handed over to the local population for cultivation.

For 2013, the official said that INAD eyes to hold awareness campaigns on the landmines risks, surveys of suspicious areas, trace and destroy explosive devices and demining of agricultural and residential areas.

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