A landmine explosion hit a four-wheel drive vehicle carrying 5 members of the Sahrawi border guards, in the area of Bukerba, where they were performing their daily duty. The explosion resulted in the death of one of them while four were injured and were transferred to the hospital in Tindouf, reported the Sahrawi Association of Mines Victims in a statement Saturday.

The statement regretted “the recurrence of such incidents since the cease-fire declared by the United Nations, which have already claimed many lives of Sahrawis along the Moroccan military wall of shame dividing Western Sahara and separating its people”.

The Sahrawi organization called on the international community to implement the Ottawa Convention on the prohibition of the use landmines and put to pressure on the Moroccan regime to sign this treaty and to cooperate in the removal of 7 million landmines in Western Sahara to avoid the loss of more innocent lives.

Source: SPS