Belgian Mines Identified in Libya
Once detonated, the PRB-NR-442 antipersonnel mine leaps almost a metre into the air before exploding. Pressure or rotation exerted on one the detonator’s antennas is enough to make it explode. The PRB-M3 antitank mine is made of plastic, which makes it difficult to detect. Its detonation mechanism is so sensitive that the weight of a small child is enough to trigger it. It contains some...
Early April 2011, near Ajdabiya, Libya. Belgian PRB-M3A1 landmines are planted by rebels. So far this is the only documented case of the use of Belgian landmines in Libya. Orla Guerin reports. See also the article of Stuart Hughes: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-13243929. The National Transitional Council signed a pledge on 28 April 2011 not to use landmines. This footage is (c) BBC, I use...