Two Azerbaijani journalists die in Kalbajar as a result of mine explosion

The serious problem of landmines and other unexploded ordinance continues to claim lives. This time it was two Azerbaijani journalists – one working for the national broadcaster AzTV and the other for the State News Agency, AzerTAC.

They died whilst they were on work assignment in Kalbajar, one of the regions recently returned to Azerbaijani control after the 44-day Karabakh War.

Siraj Abishev and Maharram Ibrahimov (Alioglu) were killed in the line of duty in the Kalbajar region, AzTV chairman Rovshan Mammadov said on his Facebook page. It is reported by the Azerbaijani Ministry of Foreign Affairs that a district official, Arif Aliyev, was also killed and four other people were injured in the incident.


source: with agencies
photo: The vehicle destroyed by a landmine in Kelbajar on 4 June 2021 which killed two Azerbaijani journalists (screen grab from AzTV)