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Afghanistan landmines and explosives

April 23, 2010

Afghanisthan Ordnance Identification Guide

Prepared by the Naval Explosive Ordnance Disposal

Indin Head, Maryland 18 August 2004

Distribution Statement A : Approved for Public Release, Distribution is Unlimited

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This guide provides identification information for approximately 1200 ordnance items in the following categories. The high-resolution version contains images at 300 dpi and is optimized for printing high-quality along with clear, crisp images.

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Front Cover +Table of Contents


Dispenser, Cluster and Launcher


Fuze/Firing Device



Guided Missile



Improvised Explosive Device

Miscellaneous Explosive Device

Depth Charge or other Underwater


Afghanistan landmines and explosives

After 25 years of war, Afghanistan has become one of the countries most affected by landmines and other unexploded ordnance (UXO) in the world. Every month some 60 explosives accidents are registered in Afghanistan, whilst a large number of accidents are not registered at all. Some 66% of the reported accidents are caused by the unexploded ordnance, 50% of the victims die before they reach a hospital. The origins of this misery derive from the Soviet occupation period, but the following civil war between the Afghan government and the Mujahedin movement, the wars between various warlords and the Taliban war have all contributed to the mine and UXO problem. The Coalition war against terror with extensive bombing campaigns has only added to the existing contamination. (Danish Demining Group) (The Group has recovered and disposed of more than 1 million unexploded ordnances and 100.000 landmines in Afghanistan)

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Naval Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technology Division is a field activity of the United States Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA). It is located 30 miles South of Washington, D.C. in Charles County, Maryland. NAVEODTECHDIV is a unique support activity administered by the U.S. Navy and utilized by all the Armed Services who work together to determine Joint Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) requirements. (Wikipedia)