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Leftover landmine explosion kills three in Egypt
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07:46, August 13, 2007

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Three Egyptian teenagers have been killed in an explosion of a leftover landmine near the Suez Canal port city of Ismailia, medical sources said Sunday.

The three brothers found the landmine late Saturday in a village near Ismailia, about 120 km northeast of the capital city of Cairo, the source said on condition of anonymity.

The landmine blew up when the brothers hammered it with heavy stones since they were not aware of the danger, thus killing the three youths, the source said, without providing further details.

The explosive is believed to be a remnant of the Arab-Israeli conflicts in 1956 and 1967, when a large number of landmines were buried around the Suez Canal, and some of them still lie unexploded in the area.

Source: Xinhua

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