In 26 years unexploded ordnances and mine explosions in Azerbaijan killed 532 people
Since 1991, unexploded ordnances and mine explosions in Azerbaijan killed 532 people and injured 2,491 people, Azerbaijan's Deputy Prime Minister Abid Sharifov said, speaking at the 'Presentation of JCP Phase III, The Future of ANAMA-NATO/NSPA PfP Trust Fund projects in Azerbaijan'.
He noted that there are two types of problems of mines and unexploded military ordnances in Azerbaijan. "The problems of mines and unexploded military ordnances exist either in the territories occupied as a result of the Armenian-Azerbaijani Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, as well as in liberated territories and in the polygons and bases abandoned by the former Soviet Army," APA cited him as saying.
Sharifov also noted that the Jeyranchel area, located in the north-western part of the Azerbaijani-Georgian border, is one of the areas posing major threats.