Kosovo resumes clearing mined areas

A Kosovo Security Force member scans the area for mines and explosive ordinance near the village of Harilac

HARILAC, Kosovo (AP) — Demining experts have resumed the slow process of clearing Kosovo of the many NATO cluster bombs and Serbian military land mines left behind from the 1998-99 war. Since the conflict ended, the hidden devices have killed 114 people and wounded more than 450.Members of the Kosovo Security Force donned protective gear and visors on Thursday to pick up where they left off last year after the first snowfall. In Kosovo, demining experts have to wait until spring approaches and the ground softens to resume scanning for explosives.

Source: Seattle Pi