Reference : V-P-AF-E-00962
Date : 21/10/2007
Country/Region : AFGHANISTAN
Caption : Baghram airbase, 60 km north of Kabul. Nato-led ISAF (International Security and Assistance Force) is helping ATC (Afghan Technical Consultants) to find landmines.
Photographer : KOKIC, Marko
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Description : Area around Baghram airbase is contaminated by several generations of mines and other explosive devices used by the Soviets begining in 1979, through to the civil war in the 90s, the Taliban era and finlly the US-led air strikes in 2001- have saturated the land around the strategic military facility itself as well as the surroundung land. Abdul Wali Karimi of Afghan Technical Consultants (ATC) explains, it has taken 10 months to clear less than two square kilometers of land. Amost 9,000 anti-personnel mines and some 2,500 other explosive devices such as mortars and projectiles were unearthed during this time, and many more remain in the round.

Original material : digital
Resolution : 3759x2508
Orientation : landscape
Colour/B&W : colour