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antitank mine in Lebanon
An antitank mine in the ground in southern Lebanon.
Land mines are a threat in dozens of countries around the world, especially Africa and South Asia. Most are of fairly recent origin, but some unexploded ordnance--not just land mines, but also artillery shells and hand grenades--can date back decades.
some groups still use mines
Fewer land mines are going into the ground than in years past, but some groups are still making active use of antipersonnel mines.