“By the order of General Ter-Grigoryants, we have mined about 500-600 hectares of territory in Kalbajar. My contingent and I have placed 17 trucks of mines near Lachin and Kalbajar, and you cannot do anything in those areas because of mines,” the Armenian colonel said in an interview with local television.
“Return us our prisoners of war, and I will provide you with the map of mines,” Gumashyan added.
As earlier reported, on June 24, a vehicle carrying members of a film crew hit an anti-tank landmine on the road in Susuzlug village of Azerbaijan’s liberated Kalbajar district. As a result of the explosion, two members of the film crew, cameraman of Azerbaijan Television (AzTV) Siraj Abishov and correspondent of the Azerbaijan State News Agency (AZERTAC) Maharram Ibrahimov, as well as representative of the district executive power Arif Aliyev were killed and four people were injured.
According to the latest data, 7 Azerbaijani servicemen and 20 civilians have been killed, 86 servicemen and 29 civilians injured in mine explosions in the country’s liberated lands since the end of the Second Karabakh War.