Landmine Blast Kills 4 Civilians, Injures 36 In Syria's Deir Ez-Zor Province - Reports

Landmine Blast Kills 4 Civilians, Injures 36 in Syria's Deir Ez-Zor Province - Reports

DAMASCUS (UrduPoint News / Sputnik - 17th March, 2019) The explosion of a landmine planted by militants of the Islamic State terrorist group (banned in Russia) left four civilians killed and 36 others injured in a Syrian village in Deir ez-Zor province on Saturday, local media reported.

According to the SANA news agency, the incident took place in the village of Shoula.

Such tragic incidents are not uncommon for Syria, which only recently has started to recover after years-long armed conflict between the government and various militant groups. The Syrian military's engineering units carry out regular operations to clear affected regions of landmines left throughout the country by retreating terrorists.

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