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alot of mines from the vietnam era and korean war where made in woden boxes to prevent them from being found by metal detectors and mine sweepers. they are very effective and actually quite common now adays in afgan and iraq
Originally posted by afaik
I am wondering why the mines were in wooden boxes.
Is it normal practise to use these devices in this fashion?
I first thought they'd probably slipped of a boat during transport, rather than deployed in wooden boxes, unless of course, someone wanted the locals to be taking them home.
The snippet does say "apparently swept from North Korea by torrential rains", this may not be the case.
The worst in me thinks maybe SK/US could have floated the boxes up the river to throw another log in the fire, but this also may not be the case.
Later Sunday, South Korea sent a message urging North Korea to take appropriate measures preventing land mines from being washed downstream to the south, the Defense Ministry said in a statement.
I have been on a notice that almost all new 2010 posters are doing things like this,.
Originally posted by ~Lucidity
reply to post by 33Levels
Not to nitpick, but the headline from AP is "Land mine swept ashore from NKorea kills SKorean" not "First attack on Skorea?: Land mine swept ashore from NKorea kills SKorean."