South Korean soldiers search for landmines in Yeoncheon, north of Seoul, near the demilitarised zone that separates the two Koreas in 2010. Photo: Yonhap via AP
South Korean soldiers search for landmines in Yeoncheon, north of Seoul, near the demilitarised zone that separates the two Koreas in 2010. Photo: Yonhap via AP

US bans use of anti-personnel landmines everywhere – except the Korean peninsula

  • The announcement comes after years of criticism by human rights groups that the US had refused to adopt an international treaty banning the deadly devices
  • An official said the US has a stockpile of about 3 million landmines and will work to destroy any not required under ‘treaty obligations’ to protect South Korea

South Korean soldiers search for landmines in Yeoncheon, north of Seoul, near the demilitarised zone that separates the two Koreas in 2010. Photo: Yonhap via AP
South Korean soldiers search for landmines in Yeoncheon, north of Seoul, near the demilitarised zone that separates the two Koreas in 2010. Photo: Yonhap via AP
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