Three Azerbaijani servicemen injured in mine explosion

Politics Materials 30 October 2015 20:51 (UTC +04:00)
Three Azerbaijani soldiers have been injured in a mine explosion
Three Azerbaijani servicemen injured in mine explosion

Baku, Azerbaijan, Oct. 30

By Taleh Aghaverdiyev - Trend:

Three Azerbaijani soldiers have been injured in a mine explosion, the press service of the Azerbaijani defense ministry told Trend Oct.30.

Three soldiers of the Azerbaijani armed forces have been injured as a result of mine explosion on the contact line of Azerbaijani and Armenian troops in Tovuz district.

The cause of the explosion was a bomb left over from the times of war, according to preliminary version.

After first aid was provided to soldiers, they were taken to a local military medical facility. Currently, the injured are under the supervision of qualified physicians and there is no threat to their lives.

A criminal case was initiated in connection with the incident, investigation is underway by the Military Prosecutor's Office.

The ministry of defense once again recommends media representatives to use only official data in connection with the events taking place at the frontline.

The conflict between the two South Caucasus countries began in 1988 when Armenia made territorial claims against Azerbaijan. As a result of the ensuing war, in 1992 Armenian armed forces occupied 20 percent of Azerbaijan, including the Nagorno-Karabakh region and seven surrounding districts.

The two countries signed a ceasefire agreement in 1994. The co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group, Russia, France and the US are currently holding peace negotiations.

Armenia has not yet implemented the UN Security Council's four resolutions on the liberation of the Nagorno-Karabakh and the surrounding regions.