Minefield charity forced to issue warning after reports of over-zealous gamers
Pokemon Go players have been warned not to play the game in minefields amid concern by an anti-landmine charity in Bosnia.
Large areas of Bosnia still have minefields littered with unexploded devices as a result of the war against Serbia in the 1990s. At least 600 people have been killed by mines in Bosnia since the war ended in 1995.
After reports of Pokemon Go players straying into dangerous territory in the hunt for more characters, anti-landmine charity Posavina Bez Mina issued its warning.
Their statement 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.”
Bosnia is not the first area affected by unwise Pokemon Go gamers. Two teenagers in Florida were shot at by a houseolder mistaking them for burglars. Police in New Hampshire were able to arrest a criminal after luring him into the streets with reports of a rare Pokemon being sighted.
Police in Doncaster were able to arrest a suspected burglar, who was apparently caught after being spotted committing a theft by two Pokemon Go players.