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Hassan Kossar places hand grenades in a sandbag for transport to a safe disposal site. The grenades were found by an ACT Alliance team as it searched for unexploded ordnance in a civilian area near the South Sudan town of Bor, which has been the scene of heavy fighting between government troops and rebels since a dispute within the ruling party turned violent in December 2013 and quickly ripped the newly independent nation along ethnic and tribal lines. Kossar, from Somaliland, is a senior technical advisor to the explosive ordnance disposal team, part of the humanitarian mine action program of Dan Church Aid, a member of the ACT Alliance. The program also deploys mine risk education teams to help villagers identify and understand the dangers of unexploded ordnance and land mines from this most recent conflict as well as ordnance left over from decades of civil war.