Basra, Iraq (PNB NEWS). A landmine that had been neglected for years exploded in Basra’s Rumaila desert, Iraq, killing 6 people and injuring six more.
Basra Province is located in southern Iraq and shares borders with Kuwait to the south and Iran to the east.
Baghdad media reported on Saturday that a landmine incident took placr in Iraq’s Basra province.
The government claims it is still disputed whether the explosion was triggered by a landmine, a rocket, or other projects.
Mine Affairs official said Basra has been “subjected to the danger of war remnants,”.
As per UNDP’s country director for Iraq, removing all IEDs and landmines “will take decades” given the government’s current capacities.
The Iraqi govt further added that landmines in the Rumaila desert were placed by Saddam’s government during the U.S invasion.