Landmines cleared in the Colombian jungle
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Mine clearance in Colombian forest

Clearing the mines laid by drug traffickers and FARC guerrillas is a crucial job for the Colombian army.

It's a painstaking process to make an area safe, but vital if army personnel are to avoid the threat of serious injury or death from improvised explosive devices which are often set as revenge for clearing the land of coca plants.

The BBC's Frank Gardner went with Colombian troops to see how they clear mines on the border with Ecuador.

  • 08 May 2014
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