Bosnian ‘minehunter’ dogs saving lives across the world

December 31, 2016

Gordana Medunjanin is a no-nonsense woman with military discipline that she passes on to her top recruits – the specially-trained dogs who detect mines and bombs all over the world.

State-run Anadolu Agency has visited Medunjanin’s training center on the outskirts of the Serbian capital, Sarajevo, where the sound of dogs barking and yelping filled the country’s frosty air.

But, far from being aggressive, the highly-trained canines enjoy the “game” of finding dangerous unexploded mines and booby traps.

More than two decades after the brutal 1992-1995 Bosnian War, thousands upon thousands of landmines planted by various factions at the time continue to pose a life-threatening risk to Bosnia’s citizens.


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