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29 Nov 2005 description
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[This report does not necessarily reflect the views of the United Nations]

ADDIS ABABA, 29 Nov 2005 (IRIN) - Four Ethiopian soldiers were killed and three wounded last week when their vehicle hit a newly laid landmine near the border with Eritrea, UN officials said on Tuesday.

The anti-tank mine was planted around 15 km south of the demilitarized buffer zone created to separate the two countries' armies following their 1998-2000 border dispute that has continued to cause tension between the Horn of Africa neighbours.

"Four Ethiopian soldiers died and three were injured …

18 Jan 2005 description

Addis Ababa (dpa) - A total of 114 people have been killed and 293 wounded by landmines in the past four years along the disputed Ethiopia-Eritrea border, the United Nations said Tuesday.

10 Feb 2004 description
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ADDIS ABABA, 10 February (IRIN) - One hundred people have been killed in landmine incidents over the last four years, the United Nations Mission in Ethiopia and Eritrea (UNMEE) said on Tuesday. According to statistics released by UNMEE's Mine Action Coordination Centre (MACC), some 274 people have also been injured in such incidents since the UN force arrived in the region.

02 Feb 2004 description
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ADDIS ABABA, 2 February (IRIN) - Two men were killed and two others injured by landmines in the demilitarised zone separating Ethiopia and Eritrea, United Nations peacekeepers said on Friday. They were killed in two separate incidents on 25 January, the first such incident inside the 25-km temporary security zone between the two countries.

30 May 2001 description

After many years of conflict with Ethiopia, Eritrea gained independence in 1993. A continuing border dispute between the two countries has resulted in irregular and sometimes very heavy fighting since 1998.

15 Mar 2001 description

The United Nations Mission in Ethiopia and Eritrea (UNMEE) today reported that a vehicle investigating yesterday's mine incident hit another landmine on the road north of Tsorena, Eritrea, injuring a peacekeeper.

13 Sep 1999 description

(Geneva: 13 September 1999) As key mine action experts of the Nobel Peace Prize-winning International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL) come to Geneva to participate in a series of government-sponsored meetings on mine clearance and mine victim assistance, ICBL's leadership condemned Russia's recent use of antipersonnel mines in Dagestan, as well as recent unconfirmed allegations of use in the conflicts between Eritrea and Ethiopia, and between Pakistan and India.

16 Jul 1999 description

Ghion Hagos, PANA Correspondent
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (PANA) - Landmines and cross-border shelling pose a major threat to the population returning to the Mereb river area of the Badme front, despite the lull in the Ethiopia-Eritrea border fighting for the past two weeks.

Ethiopian military authorities said the latest fierce fighting occurred there from 25-26 June, and Ethiopian forces successfully repulsed a two-pronged Eritrean offensive to recapture Badme.