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24 December 2011

Angola: INAD deactivates 50 landmines in 2011

Caxito – Fifty landmines and 251 unexploded devices were deactivated from January to December 2011 in northern Bengo province, Angop has learnt.

The data were disclosed Friday by the head of the Provincial Department of National Mine Clearance Institute (INAD), Oliveira Basílio dos Santos during the demolition ceremony of unexploded ordnance, held at the section that connects the locality of Icau (Mabubas).

Oliveira dos Santos said that this figure included 44 personnel mines and six anti-tank landmines deactivated in land reserves in commune of Mabubas, Kicabo Barra do Dande, in Caxito/Nzeto road, Nambuangongo, Bula Atumba and Dembos.

- ReliefWeb