One hand-made mine found in Minbya

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Photo: State Counsellor’ Office Information Committee

An improvised explosive device (IED) was found about three miles north of May Lwan village on Sunday afternoon in Minbya.
The explosive device was discovered when U Tun Aye Kyaw and tele-communications staff were clearing the lines to lay down underground cables beside Yangon-Sittwe road at about 2pm. The mine was 4 feet in length and joined to an iron pipe two inches in diameter and also with a 9V battery. It was driven into the ground with four 0.5” diameter iron rods. A security team deactivated the land mine.—Myanmar News Agency

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