By: Huang Ming-hui and Joseph Yeh
The two landmines were spotted in a coastal area on the western side of Kinmen's Lieyu Township by a passerby, who informed local authorities late Saturday, the CGA said in a press release.
According to the press release, the CGA immediately dispatched its 9th Coastal Patrol Corps to the site, where the objects were identified as American M3 landmines, a kind of anti-personnel landmines designed to wound or kill by its fragmentation.
A member of the corps Tian Tzu-ching (刁子敬) said after close examination, CGA personnel determined that the rusty mines posed no immediate threat, and they called a military bomb disposal unit. [FULL STORY]