Resident of Azerbaijani Village Injured in Mine Blasts

Society Materials 20 May 2008 11:46 (UTC +04:00)
Resident of Azerbaijani  Village Injured in Mine Blasts

Azerbaijan, Agdam, 20 May / corr Trend S.Jaliloglu / 22-year old Ahad Veliyev, a resident of Tug village of Khojavand District, was badly injured when a mine blasted in the contact line of the Armenian and Azerbaijani armed forces on 19 May at approximately 20:00.

The injured with heavy loss of blood was rushed to the Central Hospital in Beylagan District after 2 hours of the incident. Beliyev's both legs were amputated and his current condition is unstable, the surgery unit said.

The conflict between the two countries of the South Caucasus began in 1988 due to Armenian territorial claims against Azerbaijan. Since 1992, Armenian Armed Forces have occupied 20% of Azerbaijan including the Nagorno-Karabakh region and its seven surrounding districts. In 1994, Azerbaijan and Armenia signed a ceasefire agreement at which time the active hostilities ended. The Co-Chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group ( Russia, France, and the US) are currently holding peaceful negotiations.