Pokemon Go players are now wandering into minefields in search of Pokemon


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There have been various warnings issued by police from all over the world asking the players of Pokemon Go to not trespass into anyone’s private property while searching for Pokemon.

The situation in Bosnia, however, is far more risky than what could be normal trespassing. The players now have the risk of accidentally stepping into dangerous minefields.

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An warning was also posted by an anti-mining charity of Bosnia on their Facebook page, which urges Pokemon Go players to be cautious.

The message by Posavina bez mina after being translated into English read, “We received information that some users of the Pokemon Go app in Bosnia were going to places which are a risk for mines, in search of a Pokemon.”

“Citizens are urged not to do so, to respect demarcation signs of dangerous mine fields and not to go into unknown areas,” it added.

Image: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images

Image: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images

The country has a lot of landmines in various spots left over from the war back in 1990. Over 600 people have died to date, and more than 1700 have been injured from landmine accidents since the war ended.

The country has set a target of making the country free from landmines by 2019, and extensive mine removing has been in progress. However, an estimated number of 120,000 undiscovered mines are still there to be removed.