ANAMA has registered 3423 mine victims since 1991

ANAMA has registered 3423 mine victims since 1991
# 07 February 2024 12:45 (UTC +04:00)

"Landmine victims of Azerbaijan continue to grow. During the 30-year-long occupation, Armenia infested the lands of Azerbaijan with millions of landmines." Hikmat Hajiyev, assistant to the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan and head of the Foreign Policy Affairs Department of the Presidential Administration wrote on X, APA reports.

"Surveys of landmine incidents demonstrate that most of the explosions occur behind the former line of confrontation, especially in the areas which had no military significance. It is testimony to the fact of deliberate and indiscriminate usage of landmines with the logic "weapons of mass destruction" to terrorize and kill civilians and deprive them of the right of return." Hikmat Hajiyev wrote.

He emphasized that, from November 10, 2020, to February 5, 2024, 344 people were victims of mine explosions, of which 65 people were killed and 279 people were injured. Among mine victims, 65 civilians died and 115 were injured: "Since 1991 up to today 3423 mine victims are registered by ANAMA. Of them youth and child-357, female-38."

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