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DDAS, 1997, Afghanistan, handling, Fuze


The investigators determined that the victim was clearing an area containing numerous fuzes. Instead of destroying the fuze where it was, he carried the fuze to another place where he "might have" dropped it and caused the accident. The device was identified as a mortar fuze, one among many UXO spread around the area and blast damaged.



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