Azerbaijani civilian killed in landmine explosion in Gazakh district

An Azerbaijani civilian has been reported killed by an exploding landmine in Azerbaijan’s northwestern Gazakh district. The deceased, named by Azernews as Mammad Mardanov from Khanliglar village, was reportedly killed yesterday (22 September) in the district’s Bala Jafarli village.

This appears to be the second landmine incident reported by Azerbaijan this week, with another civilian injured by a landmine in the early hours of Tuesday (21 September) morning. Unlike yesterday’s incident, the incident on Tuesday occurred in territory that returned to Azerbaijani control in last year’s 44-day war.


source: with Azernews (Baku)
photo: A landmine warning sign in Azerbaijan (archive)

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