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Ukraine Surpasses Afghanistan in Landmine Casualties
6 May, 2017

101 people became victims as a result of the disruption of 37 anti-tank landmines over the course of 2016 in Ukraine.

This was stated in a report from the Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining (GICHD) and the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI).

This number is 4% higher than in 2015 and 24% higher than the number of victims worldwide.

Last year alone anti-tank landmines killed 43 people and injured 58. Of these, 69% were military personnel.

The second highest number of fatalities was in Mali where 55 people were killed. The third highest was in Pakistan where 52 people were killed in 2016 as a result detonating anti-tank landmines.

In 2016 the disruption of anti-tank landmines killed 195 people worldwide, which is 29% more than last year.