One mine explosion registered during mine clearing operations in Azerbaijan in Feb.

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Baku, Azerbaijan, March 12

By Ilkin Izzet - Trend:

One mine explosion was registered during mine clearing operations in Azerbaijan in February, the Azerbaijan National Agency for Mine Action (ANAMA) said on March 11.

Some 912,897 square meters of land were inspected and cleared of landmines and unexploded ordnance (UXO) in Azerbaijan in February. Some 408 UXOs and 11 anti-tank mines were revealed in the country as a result of the operations.

Some 484 sappers, 118 assistants, six mechanical mine clearing machines and 36 mine-detection dogs are involved in mine clearing operations.

As much as 250,409,799 square meters of land have been cleared of mines so far and the number of defused landmines and UXOs amounted to 689,052.

ANAMA continues its operations in the Agdam, Agjabadi, Agstafa, Fizuli, Ganja, Gabala, Khojavand and Tartar regions, as well as in the Guzdak settlement of Baku's Garadagh district.

Translated by NH
Edited by CN

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