Azerbaijan: Mine action agency specialist injured in blast in Aghdam


A specialist of Azerbaijan’s Mine Action Agency has been seriously wounded in the blast of an anti-personnel mine in liberated Aghdam region, the agency press service reported on January 29.

The demining group team leader at the agency, Elmaddin Mirzayev, 38, was hit by the anti-personnel mine in Aghdam region’s Tagibayli village while being on duty and his left leg was amputated from the ankle. He was heavily wounded by multiple fragments. The health condition of Mirzayev, who was taken to the Aghdam region central hospital, is serious, the report added.

The agency once again warned that the entry of civilians into the liberated lands without special permission is strictly banned for security reasons.

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Source: AzerNews