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Located in Kabul, Afghanistan, the OMAR Mine Museum contains a collection of 51 types of land mines out of the 53 used in Afghanistan over the years. OMAR is an acronym for the Organization for Mine Clearance and Afghan Rehabilitation. The collection includes unexploded ordnance, cluster bombs and airdrop bombs used by the War in Afghanistan. The museum educates school groups to detect and avoid unexploded ordinance including landmines and cluster bomblets from historic and ongoing Afghan wars. The museum was seriously damaged in a July 1, 2019 attack.[1]

A Sukhoi Su-7 at the OMAR Mine Museum
Butterfly mines
Mine display

The museum also displays a variety of other military hardware from wars fought in Afghanistan over the recent decades, including artillery, surface-to-air missiles, and a collection of Soviet military aircraft.

For security reasons, the museum is not open for casual visitors. All appointments must be made through the main OMAR office.

Aircraft on displayEdit

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  1. ^ Faizi, Fatima; Rod Nordland; Thomas Gibbons-Neff. "Bombing Kills Dozens and Hurts Schoolchildren as Taliban Talks Resume," New York Times July 1, 2019 p.A4 https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/01/world/asia/afghanistan-bombing-war-museum.html

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Coordinates: 34°33′35″N 69°12′07″E / 34.55986°N 69.20184°E / 34.55986; 69.20184