What is a landmine?
Last Updated: Jan 06, 2017
A landmine is an explosive device activated by a person or a vehicle, or command-detonated by electric wire or radio signal. Most landmines are laid on or below the surface of the ground. Normally manufactured from durable materials such as plastic, bakelite, concrete, glass or metal, landmines are designed to survive the effects of weather, seasons and time. The purpose of landmines is to disable, immobilize vehicles or kill people.
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