11 January 2013

Angola: Over 30 Anti-Tank Landmines Removed

Ondjiva — At least thirty-one anti-tank landmines and 49 anti-personnel were decommissioned and destroyed in 2012 in the southern Cunene province, during a joint operation carried out by operators belonging to the Angolan Armed Forces (FAA), National Demining Institute (INAD) and Brigade attached to the Border Police.

The official of National Inter-sector Commission for Demining and Humanitarian Assistance (CNIDAH) in the region, Mário Satipamba said so to Angop on Friday.

According to him, in the above period the team collected and destroyed 29,487 UXO, which correspond to the clearance of 4.478 million square meters of land in Cunene province.

The cleaning actions also include lectures and awareness campaigns to the citizens on landmine dangers, in districts of Namacunde, Curoca, Kwanhama, Ombadja, Kahama and Cuvelai.

Mário Satipamba added that demining operations are in progress in tertiary and secondary roads in the districts of Ombadja and Namacunde (Cunene province).

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