Cambodia, which has an estimated six million mines and other unexploded devices, will start using rats to sniff out the bombs.
Cambodia is training rats to sniff out landmines.
A team of 15 rats have been imported from Africa to carry out the perilous work, reports the Telegraph.
The rats will be tested to see if they can begin sniffing for bombs and other unexploded ordnance.
If the rodents pass their tests they will begin their work immediately.
The rodents will have to pass a test, and if they do, they will begin their work immediately sniffing out the bombs and mines.
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The team of 15 rats has been imported from Africa, where they were first used to sniff out bombs in Mozambique.
The rats have already been used to sniff out land mines in Africa, reports the Telegraph.
Cambodia has one of the highest rates of amputees in the world, 40,000, a legacy of three decades of war.
It is estimated that up to six million mines and other unexploded devices are scattered across the country.
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