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A life-saving ‘game’: Bosnia trains world’s mine-detecting dogs

By Abiodun Ogundairo
11 October 2020   |   12:23 pm
For them, it may only be a game, but the work they do saves lives. Dogs trained in Bosnia to detect landmines left over from the 1990s Balkan wars are today sent around the world to carry out their dangerous job.

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