FBR REPORT: Landmines Placed in Karenni State
Karenni State, Burma
3 May, 2005

Karenni National People Liberation Front (KNPLF) and Karenni National Solidarity Organization (KNSO) troops placed landmines in villages in Southern Karenni State. The Burma Army supplied the landmines, whose manufacturer is unknown.

These landmines were discovered on trails used by internally displaced people (IDPs) in Southern Karenni State. They were placed by the KNPLF and KNSO in order to terrorize Karenni IDPs and block their return to their home areas. These mines are anti-personnel mines and are copies of the US M-14 anti-personnel mine. They are the same size as the US made M-14 landmine and are now being used extensively by the Burma Army. An estimated 1,000 landmines have been placed by the SPDC and KNSO in the area South of Mawchi to the Karen border.

landmine -- top view
landmine — top view

landmine side view
 landmine — side view

landmine -- bottom view
landmine — bottom view