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Sri Lanka: A total of 173 anti-personnel mines recovered from Vavuniya

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VAVUNIYA: SL Army troops of the 61 Division conducted search operations in several areas of VAVUNIYA throughout yesterday (21).

The MAG de-mining team recovered 07 anti-personnel mines in SINNAPANDIVIRICHCHAN area, a 61 Division controlled area yesterday (21). At the same time the same de-mining team recovered 27 anti-personnel mines from PIRIMANAKULAM area.

The FSD de-mining team while conducting de-mining duties in the PERIYAPANDIVIRICHCHAN area recovered 138 anti-personnel mines, 04 x 120mm HE mortar bombs, 02 x 81mm mortar bombs and 02 x 60mm mortar bombs on the same day.

Meanwhile the SL Army Engineer teams recovered 01 anti-personnel mine during a search operation in NANDANKANDAL area on the same day.