Mine explosion in Azerbaijan leaves 1 soldier dead, 7 injured

TEHRAN, Dec. 15 (MNA) – An Azerbaijani soldier was killed and seven others were injured following a mine explosion in Azerbaijan’s Kalbajar region, local authorities said on Wednesday.

In a statement, Azerbaijan’s Prosecutor General’s Office said that four company employees engaged in repair and construction works in the village of Chirag village were injured due to the explosion of an antipersonnel mine at around 6:00 p.m. local time (1400GMT).

The statement further stated that one of four soldiers who rushed to the scene to evacuate the injured workers stepped on the mine and lost his life, while the remaining three sustained injuries, Anadolu reported.


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