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Mine blast kills three Azerbaijani soldiers

8 April 2014 15:50 (UTC+04:00)
Mine blast kills three Azerbaijani soldiers

By Sara Rajabova

Three soldiers of Azerbaijan's army were killed by a mine blast in a territory near the contact line between Armenian and Azerbaijani troops.

Soldiers- Novruz Abdullayev, Seyfaddin Karimov and Captain Ceyhun Orujaliyev died on April 7, Azerbaijani Defense Ministry said.

The accident occurred during the work on strengthening the trenches.

Meanwhile, six soldiers - Bahruz Musayev, Ali Mirzayev, Azer Isgandarzade, Mursal Zulfugarov, Sadiq Cabrayilov and Emin Talibov were wounded as a result of the mine blast.

Chief surgeon and chief resuscitator of the Azerbaijani armed forces is currently in the military hospital in Ahmadbayli village of Fizuli region for providing the injured soldiers with highly qualified medical assistance.

Seriously injured Bahruz Musayev and Emin Talibov were transported to Baku by a military helicopter. The wounded were put it in Clinic Hospital of the armed forces for receiving urgent emergency assistance.

Defense Minister, Colonel-General Zakir Hasanov visited the scene with a group of officers for personally conducting an investigation.

A criminal case has been launched over the incident.The Military Prosecutor's Office has also launched an investigation.

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