Two people were injured in Blu-63 cluster bomb blast that took place Monday in the liberated zone of Mijek (buffer zone), said Saharawi Mine Action Coordination Office.

Ahmed Dailul, 27 years, was injured at the level of his chest and Badi Sidahmed, 22 years, at the level of the left hand.

The incident is the second of its kind in less than ten days.

According to mine action organizations, there are over 7 million landmines throughout Western Sahara’s territory in addition to large quantities of cluster munitions and the explosive remnants of war.

Most of the landmines are buried along the 2720-km-long Military Wall built by Morocco in the early eighties, which is considered the largest uninterrupted minefield in the world.

In 2005, the Frente POLISARIO signed the Geneva Call’s Deed of Commitment as a sign of its commitment to banning the use of anti-personnel mines.

Contrary to this, Morocco still refuses to sign the Ottawa Treaty on Landmines and the Convention on Cluster Munitions.

Source: SPS