822 UXOs, 15 antitank and 3 anti-personal mines disarmed in Azerbaijan last month

Rashad Suleymanov; 2 171 083 sq m area was inspected and cleared from mines and unexploded ordinances (UXO) in Azerbaijan in March, 2013, Azerbaijan National Agency for Mine Action (ANAMA) told APA.

822 UXOs, 15 antitank and 3 anti-personal mines were found and disarmed during the operations. One Mine/UXO incident was recorded last year. 484 specialists and 118 assistants, 6 mine clearing vehicles and 36 mine dogs were involved in the operations in March.

220 458 894 sq m area has been cleared of mines and UXOs by ANAMA up to now. 679 435 mines and UXOs have been disarmed. The agency is carrying out mine clearing operations in Aghdam, Aghstafa, Fuzuli, Terter and Kirdaq Mud Volcanoes in the territory of Absheron district, as well as in Guzdek settlement of Garadagh district of Baku.