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Landmines take 300 lives since Second Garabagh War: Azerbaijan's MFA

19 September 2023 [14:45] - TODAY.AZ

The total number of mine victims has reached 314 people (61 of whom died) since the beginning of the second Garabagh War, Azerbaijan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement, Azernews reports.

The ministry made the statement in connection with the deaths of civilians and Interior Ministry employees as a result of mine terrorism in Khojavend.

On September 19, 2023, at 04:30 (GMT+4), as a result of a terrorist act, on a newly built tunnel road near the village of Taghavard in Khojavand district, a KAMAZ truck carrying employees of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Azerbaijan got blown up on a mine, previously planted by illegal Armenian armed groups [which haven't been withdrawn contrary to the trilateral statement signed by Azerbaijani, Armenian and Russian leaders following the 2020 second Garabagh War] on the territory of Azerbaijan, where Russian peacekeepers are temporarily stationed [under the trilateral statement].

The truck was on its way to the site of the terrorist attack that took place on the same day at the 58th kilometer of the Ahmadbayli-Fuzuli-Shusha road passing through the Khojavend district, which killed employees of the State Road Agency of Azerbaijan.

The employees of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, Asim Jamalzade, Ramil Shirinov, Seymur Mahmudov, and Khazar Zamanov, died on the spot.

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