Russian embassy in Azerbaijan expresses condolences over death of journalists in Kalbajar district (UPDATE)

Politics Materials 4 June 2021 20:33 (UTC +04:00)

BAKU, Azerbaijan, June 4


The Russian embassy in Azerbaijan expressed condolences on the death of journalists in Kalbajar as a result of mine explosion, Trend reports referring to the message posted on Twitter.

"The embassy expresses sincere condolences to the relatives and friends of Azerbaijani journalists who died today as a result of mine explosion in Kalbajar," the message said.

While performing duties in Kalbajar district, 32-year-old AzTV cameraman Siraj Abishov, 39-year-old AZERTAC correspondent Maharram Ibrahimov and a civilian were killed as a result of the mine explosion.

These journalists filmed settlements destroyed by the Armenian Armed Forces in the Azerbaijani lands liberated from the Armenian occupation.

Employees of Azerbaijan's AzTV channel and AZERTAC news agency were killed as a result of the mine explosion in Kalbajar district, a source in AZTV said on June 4.

According to the source, the TV channel’s cameraman Siraj Abishov, born in 1989, and the agency's employee Maharram Ibrahimov, born in 1982, was killed in a mine explosion while on duty.