Millions of Land Mines Still in Use, Group Says

Reuters

At least 100 million live land mines are still in use around the world, the organization devoted to eliminating them said Monday.

Handicap International told a news conference that at a Vienna conference in October it will seek wholesale changes in a 1980 convention that governs use of the mines.

The organization--which is campaigning for a new accord to restrict use of land mines in peacetime as well as during conflicts and to prohibit the use of mines intended to maim--said 1 million people have been killed.

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