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DDAS, 1997, Iraq, demolition, Valmara 69, AP


The guide then mentioned another V-69 nearby and the two men inspected it. This mine had been tampered with or damaged but Victim No.1 decided that it was safe to move it to the new demolition site. Victim No.2 carried the fuze and detonators from the old site to the new one. Victim No.1 then asked Victim No.2 to lay the demolition cable. He was laying the cable and about 3m behind Victim No.1 when there was an explosion. He stated, "I can confidently say that the mines exploded while [Victim No.1] was busy laying the demolition charges".



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