By Vafa Ismayilova
Another Azerbaijani civilian has been wounded in a mine blast in Aghdam region liberated from Armenia's occupation in 2020.
Gubadli region resident Zafar Agayev, the driver of an excavator belonging to Korpu-Bina-Tikinti LLC, who was performing the construction work, hit a mine while driving the excavator. The injured tractor driver was hospitalized in Barda region's central hospital.
The Aghdam region prosecutor's office filed a criminal case into the mine blast that wounded Aghayev at about 0100 (GMT +4) on September 21 in Aghdam's Garvand village.
The prosecutor's office examined the scene of the incident, a forensic medical examination was ordered, and other procedural actions were carried out. The investigation into the case is underway.
Some 160 Azerbaijanis have been killed or injured in the explosion of mines planted by Armenians in Azerbaijan’s formerly occupied regions since the end of the war in autumn 2020 that saw Azerbaijan liberate most of its territories in and around the Nagorno-Karabakh region.
On June 12, Armenia submitted to Azerbaijan mine maps for Aghdam, and on July 3 mine maps for Fuzuli and Zangilan. The mine maps show that Armenian planted 97,000 mines in Aghdam and 92,000 mines in Fuzuli and Zangilan.
In his interview to CNN Turk channel on August 14, President Ilham Aliyev said that the accuracy of the maps provided by Armenia at the latest stage is only 25 percent.
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