A predominately Christian rebel group in Burma has pledged to stop using land mines in its struggle against the military government.
A Swiss humanitarian organization known as Geneva Call Thursday announced the agreement with Chin rebels.
Geneva Call says the rebels are calling on the government and other armed groups to make the same pledge.
The Chin rebels are based in northwestern Burma. Their leaders say they have planted as many as 3,000 land mines in their 18-years struggle for more autonomy. Most of the mines are in the remote region near Burma's border with India.