Two people wounded in landmine explosion in Azerbaijan's liberated Khojaly

  22 July 2021    Read: 245
Two people wounded in landmine explosion in Azerbaijan

Two people were hit a mine in Azerbaijan's Khojaly district (previously liberated from the Armenian occupation) in the evening of July 21, reports.

The prosecutor's office received information about the detonation of two people by an anti-personnel mine in Khojaly.

It was found that Tahir Mahmudov and Yasin Mehraliyev were blown up by a mine, employees of a company conducting construction work in the district. They received injuries of varying severity.

The Khojaly District Prosecutor's Office is investigating the incident.

Note, the territories of Azerbaijan, which was occupied by Armenia nearly 30 years ago, was liberated from the occupation during the 44-day Second Nagorno-Karabakh War. The war started on September 27 when the Armenian Armed Forces launched a large-scale military attack on positions of Azerbaijani army on the front line, using large-caliber weapons, mortars and artillery and lasted until November 10. Until November 10, the Azerbaijan Army liberated some villages and cities of Fuzuli, Jabrayil, Gubadli, Zangilan, Khojavend, Khojaly, Terter, Shusha and Lachin districts. 

On November 10, Armenia, Azerbaijan and Russia signed an agreement to end six weeks of fierce fighting in Nagorno-Karabakh.

Under the agreement, Russian peacekeepers were deployed along the front line in Nagorno-Karabakh under a five-year mandate and the corridor between the region and Armenia.

Also, according to the agreement, on 20 November, Armenia handed over the Aghdam region which lies to the east of Nagorno-Karabakh, to Azerbaijan. This followed on 25 November by the Kalbajar region to the northwest of Nagorno-Karabakh

Finally, on 1 December, Armenia handed over the Lachin District, over which the Lachin pass connecting Nagorno-Karabakh to Armenia passes.

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