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Last Minefield Cleared

June 14 2011


The Nepalese army says it has destroyed the last minefield in the country, the BBC reports.

The government declared the nation to be official mine-free on Tuesday, reported All Headline News.

Clearing the mines was a commitment of the 2006 peace agreement that ended the civil war with Maoist insurgents.

Mines reportedly caused 473 casualties, including 78 deaths, since the peace agreement.

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