Last updated: 19 November 2018


All known casualties by end 2017

198 (66 killed; 132 injured; 1118 unknown) mine/ explosive remnants of war (ERW) casualties since 1993


One casualty was recorded in the People’s Republic of Bangladesh in February 2018. A local was reported to have lost both legs in an improvised mine (victim-activated improvised explosive device, IED) blast in the Naikkhangchhari zone of Bandarban in the Bangladesh-Myanmar border area.[1]

Previously, the last recorded new landmine/ERW casualties in Bangladesh occurred in 2008 when there were three reported ERW casualties in two incidents.[2]

The total number of casualties from mines and ERW in Bangladesh is not known. Between 1993 and the end of 2008, there were at least 198 mine/ERW casualties; 66 people were killed and another 132 injured in landmine/ERW incidents.[3]

[1] "AL man loses legs in Myanmar border explosion," The Daily Star, 4 February 2018.

[2]Bomb blows away farmer’s hand in Jhenidah,” The Daily Star (Jhenidah), 30 April 2008; and “2 women killed as grenade goes off,” The Daily Star (Bandarban), 13 December 2008.

[3] ICBL, Landmine Monitor Report 2004: Toward a Mine-Free World (New York: Human Rights Watch, 2004). In addition to the 64 people killed and 131 injured reported until 2001, three casualties (two killed, one injured) were recorded in 2008. ICBL, Landmine Monitor Report 2009: Toward a Mine-Free World (Mines Action Canada, 2009).