In a border area near Dehloran County in Elam Province, a landmine blast killed a 10 year old child.
According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, quoting Mehr News Agency,
“A 10 year old child from nomadic people was grazing the cattle when one of the cattle stepped on a landmine and the child was hit in the chest by the shreds”, commented Dehloran police commander Colonel Manoochehr Makki.
“The wounded child was sent to a hospital but was lost due to severe injuries,” he added.
Every year, landmine explosions take several victims in Iran’s border areas. There are about 42,000 square kilometres of war zones in Iran that have not yet been fully demined from the Iran-Iraq war.
In flagrant violation of international conventions, the regime is still using these landmines to secure its borders.
Accordingly, there are still thousands of landmines planted in Iran in the border areas with Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Iraq. The regime also planted many landmines during the conflicts of the 1980s in Kurdistan.