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Two bombs found in sandpit

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Officials said the bombs had beem moved to a safe place. Supplied

The Cambodian Mine Action Centre yesterday removed two unexploded MK-82 bombs from a sandpit in Kandal province’s Kandal Steung district.

CMAC director-general Heng Ratana said five of his team members and local authorities worked together to remove the bombs after receiving a report of the discovery from local people.

“We have already transferred the bombs to a safe place and will defuse them later,” Mr Ratana said.

“CMAC has found more than 90 unexploded MK-82 bombs in the last year.”

From 1969 to 1973, the US dropped about 500,000 tonnes of explosives on Cambodian soil.

Earlier this month, Ly Thuch, secretary-general of the Cambodian Mine Action and Victim Assistance Authority, said the government wants to commit to being mine-free in 2025.

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