Mine explosions in Azerbaijan's liberated lands kill 18 people
Armenia's refusal to give minefield maps to Azerbaijan leads to the fact that Azerbaijan spends more time on de-mining and incurs higher costs, Deputy Chairman of the Board of the Mine Action Agency of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Samir Poladov, said regarding the International Day of Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action.
According to the deputy chairman of the agency board, the main source of threat is anti-personnel and anti-tank mines.
"Thousands of mine warning signs have been put up in the territories of Azerbaijan liberated from Armenian occupation. Following mine explosions on these lands, 18 people were killed and 32 people were injured," Trend cited Poladov as saying.