Landmine explosion kills two KIA troops

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Two land mines accidentally exploded and killed two members of the Kachin Independence Army (KIA) who had planted it and were recovering it on Sunday evening, according to the Office of the Commander-in-Chief of the Defence Services.

Government troops, while conducting area clearance operations in Karmine Township, spotted Khali and Dutlar, two members of the KIA, and detained them on Tuesday. Promising to defuse two land mines planted by them near Labunkadaung Village, security forces took the two men to the site on Sunday evening. The land mines exploded while they were defusing it, instantly killing both of them.