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Old landmine explodes, kills 6

2012-11-04 13:52

Tehran - An Iranian semi-official news agency reports an explosion from a landmine left over from the Iran-Iraq war of the 1980s has killed six people and injured one.

The Sunday report by Mehr says the explosion happened on Saturday, during a minesweeping operation near the town of Marivan, about 490km  southwest of Tehran.

Explosions from leftover munitions lead to casualties in Iran from time to time.