Two Azeri journalists and a local official were killed today in a landmine explosion in Kalbajar, an area on which Armenian forces withdrew last November.
According to the Attorney General’s Office, a cameraman for the public television network AzTV and a correspondent for Azerbaijan’s state news agency were killed when their vehicle struck an anti-tank mine. A local official was also killed and four people were injured.
@SamiYusuf While performing the official duties in Azerbaijan’s Kalbajar district, 32-year-old AzTV cameraman Siraj Abishov and 39-year-old AZERTAC correspondent Maharram Ibrahimov were killed as a result of the mine explosion.#ArmenianTerror pic.twitter.com/gUwpHXduKy– 🇦🇿Aziza🇦🇿 (@_Aziza_Abasova_) June 4, 2021
“Our channel cameraman Shiraz Abitsov, born in 1989, and an AzerTag associate, Mageram Ibragimov, were killed by a landmine while operating in the Kalbajar region,” he wrote on Facebook. Mamedov.
The bomber struck shortly after 11 a.m. local time in the village of Susuzlug.
#Azerbaijan: This morning two Azerbaijani journalists, Siraj Abyshev operator for @aztvresmi & Maharram Ibrahimov correspondent for @AZERTAC, were killed by a anti-tank mine explosion in the #UpperKarabakh. They were sent to report to the liberated village of #Thirsty. [1/2] pic.twitter.com/Qz1Gpr4SpF– RSF in English (@RSF_en) June 4, 2021
The region of Kalbajar was under Armenian control for almost thirty years, but Yerevan was forced to cede it to Azerbaijan after the defeat of Armenian forces in the war for the enclave of Nagorno-Karabakh in the autumn of 2020.
Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights Dunja Mijatovi. Said the tragedy underscored the urgency of demining these areas “even through international co-operation”.
Mine terror against #Azerbaijan civilians. Today 3 civilians (2 #journalist) were killed as a result of the mine explosion. #Stop #Armenian mine terror!#ArmenianWarCrimes #StopArmenianTerrorism #ArmenianVandalism #OSCE #ME pic.twitter.com/NeAiNlEMZs– Nihad Mahmudlu (@MahmudluNihad) June 4, 2021
Azerbaijan has begun demining its occupied zones last year, but accuses Armenia of delaying the process because it refuses to release minefield maps. This area is considered one of the most mined in the world.
Source: Zougla.gr by www.zougla.gr.
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