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More landmine victims in Myanmar

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The number of reported landmine casualties in Myanmar rose sharply last year, despite signs that the army has reduced its use of the deadly weapons, a study said on Tuesday. 

Employee working on leg prosthesis in Myanmar-Thai border town of Mae Sot in May, 2011. The number of reported landmine casualties in Myanmar more than doubled last year, despite signs the army has reduced its use of the deadly weapons, according to the Landmine and Cluster Munition Monitor.

Myanmar, one of the most heavily mined countries in the world, is beset by festering insurgencies that have left remote border areas littered with mines and other unexploded ordnance.

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