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Decades of war still threaten Angola

After decades of war, Angola is littered with dozens of different types of land mines. Some estimate there were up to a million buried there.

Here are some of the hidden weapons we saw.

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PT-Mi-Ba lll

A Czech-made PT-Mi-Ba lll antitank mine found in Cuito Canavale.

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PMN-2

A Russian-made PMN-2 antipersonnel land mine.

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Improvised explosives

There are also lots of improvised explosive devices, rigged together with TNT and detonation cord.

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Soviet OZM

This Soviet-manufactured OZM mine would typically have a tripwire fixed to the pin above ground. 

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Hidden dangers

This PP MI-SR antipersonnel mine is very difficult to see. Look closely, and in the center of the image, you see three prongs that would activate the mine. It jumps from the ground and sprays metal fragments all around. 

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Anti-tank mine

The excavation of an antitank mine in Cuito Canavale, Angola.

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TM-62P

A Russian-made TM-62P antitank blast mine.

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Rocket in the field

This rocket lying in a minefield appeared to have been fired but did not explode.

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Mortar

A mortar discovered in a minefield just yards from a main road.

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PP-Mi-Sr

A Czech-made PP-MI-SR bounding fragmentation mine.

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Shrapnel

Shrapnel found in antipersonnel mines.

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TNT

Deminers found what appears to be buried TNT. 

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MAI-75

A Romanian-manufactured MAI-75 antipersonnel mine.

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Battlegrounds are littered

The minefields are also littered with rockets, guns and assorted ammunition.

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PN-1

A Cuban-made PN-1 antipersonnel blast mine.

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TM-57

A Russian-made TM-57 antitank blast mine found in Cuito Canavale, Angola.

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Left behind, but not gone

Another partially buried threat.

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Buried for future generations

Seen through the dirt, what appears to be an Angolan rocket is buried in Cuito Canavale.

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M19 anti-tank mine

The US-made M19 is a large, square plastic-encased antitank mine. 

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Unique improvised explosives

An improvised explosive found in Cuito Canavale. The wooden blocks are meant to represent blocks of TNT. 

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