YEKATERINBURG, October 29 (Itar-Tass) — Field engineers of Russia’s 201 military base deployed in Tajikistan have begun an operation to clear testing grounds Lyaur, Momirak, and Sambuli of unexploded ordnances, the press service of the Russia’s Central military district reported on Monday.
“The total area of lands to be cleared of unexploded ordnances is 3,000 hectares. Field engineers are using mine detectors and specially trained dogs. As of now, more than 20 fragments of explosive objects have been detected. For safety considerations, they were rendered harmless on site,” the press service said.