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624 unexploded ordnances (UXOs) have been detected in Azerbaijan on 23 April 2016.

The Azerbaijan National Agency for Mine Action (ANAMA) has disseminated report on the detection of unexploded ordnances in Zerdab, Terter, Goranboy, Fuzuli and Agdam districts on 23 April 2016.

According to the report, in the village of Korpukənd, Zardab region a tactical signal mine was detected on April 22 and neutralized on April 23.

Unexploded ordnance was detected in Garadagli village of Tartar district. Parts of unexploded shells of 3 “Grad” detected i cropped area in Gapanli village of Tartar region.

In the Afetli village of Aghdam district, local residents informed Agdam District Police Station on April 23, about 2 anti-personnel mines that came through flooded “Gar-Gar” river. Specialists of the agency immediately went to the scene and took security measures. The mines will be neutralized tomorrow (24.04.2016) by the way of exploding.

Within two days 3 air bombs (OFAB-50) and 618 units (126 of them during a phosphorus incendiary bullets) 12.7 mm small caliber ammunition detected in Kolayir village of Samukh district.

Generally, the Agency during 07-23 April 2016, has inspected a total of 325 houses, 5 farms and 4 planting areas, 2 military sites, 1 village cemetery, 1 village school and 5 pasture lands in Zerdab, Terter, Aghjabadi, Aghdam, Fuzuli, Tovuz and Goranboy districts, detected and neutralized 763 UXOs and 6 anti-personnel mines.

ANAMA is continuing the operations in the frontal villages.

2016.04.24 / 11:20
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