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16 U.N. mine-clearing personnel kidnapped in eastern Afghanistan


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Militants often use the raw materials from the mines to make roadside bombs and other improvised explosive devices.

Given that connection, it would seem that demining should be a priority for the foreign powers that are currently in Afghanistan. Is it...?

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United Nations Mine Action Center

Do you think it's a priority of foreign powers now?

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Obviously, I meant the foreign powers that have troops on the ground in Afghanistan - e.g. the USA, UK, Canada, and others - rather than the UN.

Hence, the implication was one of more direct demining effort on their part, if there is not yet much already, instead of through the UN, with all of its bureaucracy.

Indeed, is the UN a "foreign power", so much as an international organization...?

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Sick, sick, sick news.

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