“We are sorry to hear sad news about the death of two journalists because of landmine in Kalbajar, Azerbaijan. Our condolences to their families,” the embassy wrote on Facebook.
A car with employees of TV channels and news agencies sent to Kalbajar district to carry out their official duties hit a mine in the direction of Susuzlug village of Kalbajar district on June 4, 2021, at about 11:00 (GMT+4).
As a result, three people, namely, cameraman of AzTV channel Siraj Abishov, an employee of AZERTAC news agency Maharram Ibrahimov, deputy representative of the executive power of Kalbajar district in the administrative-territorial district of Susuzlug village Arif Aliyev, were killed. Four people were wounded and were hospitalized.