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Israel to detonate anti-tank mines on border

By Petra - Dec 31,2012 - Last updated at Dec 31,2012

AMMAN — Israel will remove and detonate anti-tank mines near its border with Jordan this week in the area opposite Al Rayahneh/Al Mashareh, according to a source from the Jordan Armed Forces (JAF) Central Command.

In this operation, which will begin at 8:00am on Tuesday and end at 6:30pm on Thursday, Israel will remove 88 anti-tank mines, the source said.

The JAF source said this was an ordinary operation, adding that Israel has been asked to use only the amount of explosives that is generally used for this purpose to ensure public safety.

An anti-tank mine is a type of landmine that is designed to damage or destroy vehicles and usually requires more pressure than anti-personnel mines to detonate.

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