Afghanistan suffers from severe landmine and explosive remnants of war (ERW) contamination, mostly as a result of the Soviet-Afghan War (1979–1989), internal conflict lasting from 1992 to 1996, and the United States-led coalition intervention in late 2001.
Oriakhil, Mohammad Akbar
"Afghanistan’s National Mine Action Strategic Plan (2016–2021),"
Journal of Conventional Weapons Destruction: Vol. 20
, Article 10.
Available at: http://commons.lib.jmu.edu/cisr-journal/vol20/iss2/10