FBR REPORT: Burma Army Using New Landmines Against Villagers in Northern Karen State

Karen State, Burma
19 December, 2008

While providing humanitarian assistance at an IDP hiding place, we were shown a new landmine that the Burma Army is using against villagers in this area. We don’t know who is making it and no one here has seen it before. It was found alongside the Kyauk Kyi – Hsaw Hta road near Muthey in Ler Doh Township. The Burma Army is placing these and other mines to block movement by the Karen people in this area. We will try to find out who is providing the Burma Army with these mines or if they are producing it themselves as none of us have seen this type either.

God bless you,

A Relief Team Leader
Nyaunglebin District,
Western Karen State,


IDPs showing new Burma Army landmine
New Burma Army landmine- assembled
Disassembled landmine