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Land mine injuries in Afghanistan

BMJ 1996; 312 doi: (Published 06 January 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:58
  1. James McDiarmid
  1. Medical officer, Halo Trust Kirk Ella, Hull HU10 7PB

    EDITOR,—Having returned last week from Kabul, I read with interest Neil Andersson and colleagues' paper on the social costs of land mines in four countries, one of which was Afghanistan.1 I was surprised that the authors believe that hostilities in Afghanistan have stopped: military offensives are being launched regularly throughout the country, and there has been no prospect of peace since the Soviet withdrawal. During the past year southwest Kabul has been devastated by street fighting. In addition, in the past month Afghanistan's …

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