Mine explosion harms two children south of Tripoli

Mine explosion harms two children south of Tripoli

October 16, 2022 - 12:41
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Written By: SafaAlharathy

Two children were injured on Saturday when a landmine exploded in the Ain Zara neighbourhood south of Tripoli, a spokesman for the Ambulance and Emergency Service Osama Ali has confirmed.

According to Ali, the accident occurred near an area known as the electricity triangle. The two children, aged 13 and 14, received treatment from a medical team at the site, and one was transferred to a nearby medical clinic.

In early October, the Emergency Medicine and Support Center in Tripoli confirmed the death of one person and the injury of two others -one of the wounded underwent an amputation to both feet- because of a landmine explosion in the Al-Kahili area of ​​Ain Zara.

After three years since Khalifa Haftar's offensive on the capital, landmines planted by Haftar’s militias and Russian mercenaries as they fled the southern neighbourhoods of Tripoli remain a threat to the residents of these areas.

A report by Human Rights Watch last April confirmed the death of at least 130 people, mostly civilians, due to landmines and unexploded ordnance left over from heavy fighting in 2020.