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One killed and seven injured in mine incident in Kelbajar

One person was killed and seven injured as a result of an incident involving anti-personnel landmines in the Kelbajar region of Azerbaijan on Wednesday, 14 December. The incident happened in the area around the village of Chirag. According to Azerbaijani media reports four employees of a company engaged in repair and construction works were hit by an anti-personnel mine. Consequently four soldiers who went to the scene to provide assistance also hit a landmine, three of them received various degrees of injuries, and one was killed. The incident has renewed calls for more concerted action to clear the South Caucasus of landmines