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29 Sep, 2008 01:52

Mines and grenades continue to take toll of South Ossetians

A South Ossetian teenager has been killed by a grenade left after the war with Georgia. 13-year old Azamat was killed on September 25 when he stumbled upon a grenade left by Georgians in a field and it detonated.

Dozens of mines continue to pose a threat to local people, despite large-scale clearing work conducted by Russian peacekeepers.

They have already disposed of about 30,000 items, with each day adding about 500 new pieces of ordnance to the tally.