80% land­mines dis­man­tled

Swazi Observer - - NEWS -

LA PAZ, BO­LIVIA - Chile has dug up and dis­man­tled 80 per cent of the land­mines planted along its border with Bo­livia, be­lat­edly com­ply­ing with a land­mark in­ter­na­tional treaty, Bo­livia's de­fence min­is­ter said. The mines, a relic of the 1970s when Chile planted land­mines along its bor­ders un­der the dic­ta­tor­ship of Au­gusto Pinochet, have long been a source of ten­sion with Bo­livia. "The re­port is that (the Chilean mil­i­tary) have al­ready dis­man­tled 80 per cent of the mines.” AFP

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