Nordkorea verlegt 4.000 neue Landminen seit April


Immer wieder werden Anti-Personen-Minen in südkoreanischem Gebiet angeschwemmt und führen zu schweren Unfällen. Nordkorea verlegt diese regelmäßig an der eigentlich entmilitarisierten Grenze. Laut offiziellen Stellen sind nun seit April einige Tausend dazu gekommen (auf Englisch).


Grenzgebiet zwischen Nordkorea und Südkorea von Christopher Rose unter CC BY 2.0

(10.07.2016)

The South Korean military said Wednesday that it has found nearly 260 wooden-box North Korean landmines washed up along the inter-Korean border region between 2010 through 2015.

The military said it counted 259 landmines that were presumably buried by the North but were swept away due to heavy rains and flooding over the years.

In the summer months, wooden-box land mines that can float sometimes make their way south due to elevated water levels.

"There is a high possibility that the North's landmines can reach South Korean territory," a South Korean military official said.

The North Korean military is also suspected of deliberately releasing some of the mines found so they can be washed away by torrential rains. This concern is causing the military to keep close tabs on North Korean activities, the source said.

A South Korean man was killed in July 2010 when a wooden-boxed land mine he found in the Imjin River exploded. The river roughly flows along the boundary of the two Koreas. Land mines have also been found in the estuary region of the Han River and as far away as Gyodong Island between the two Koreas.

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