A landmine blew up in Jraishan in northern Kuwait, injuring the Kuwaiti driver of a vehicle and setting it ablaze, the interior ministry said in a statement. The injured citizen was taken to hospital for treatment.
The ministry has received many reports about unfamiliar objects over the past days, suspected to be abandoned military ordnance, the statement said, adding that experts were immediately dispatched to the locations and “tackled them”.
The ministry urged citizens and residents to call 112 if they find unfamiliar objects. The ministry, along with other Kuwaiti authorities, has repeatedly urged for caution after recent torrential rain swamped many areas and caused sand drifting, uncovering military ordnance including mines.
Most of the ordinance, located on Kuwaiti territories, were left behind by the Iraqi troops that invaded Kuwait in August 1990, starting a seven-month occupation of the country.
Source Credit: Kuwait Times