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ID number P01728.022
Collection Photograph
Object type Colour
Photographer Fielding, Marcus C
Physical description Colour
Copyright holder Fielding, Marcus C


Afghanistan. 1992-07-21. Mujahideen scrap metal merchant's yard near the border with Pakistan where Pakistanis bought ammunition and other forms of scrap. The yard is in the area of Operation Salam where the United Nations Mine Clearance Training Team - Afghanistan/Pakistan (UNMCTT) operated. The Afghan child is packing live machine gun rounds into empty tank shells for further transport into Pakistan. The 'hammer' is a POMZ anti-personnel mine (unfused).