BAKU: Three Armenians Killed In Mine Explosion

Baku Today, Azerbaijan
March 22 2004

Three Armenians Killed In Mine Explosion

Baku Today 22/03/2004 16:48

Three Armenian civilians were killed and another six wounded after
their jeep hit a land mine in Azerbaijan’s occupied Nagorno
(Daghlig)-Karabakh region (NK), a London-based demining organization
said on Friday, according to the Associated Press.
The explosion happened Sunday evening, the office of HALO Trust in
NK’s regional capital Khankendi (Stepanakert) said.

NK, Azerbaijan’s mainly ethnic-Armenian populated western region,
remains laced with mines after it was occupied by Armenia in 1991-94
war along with the country’s seven administrative districts – Lachin,
Kelbejer, Aghdam, Fuzulu, Jebrail, Zengilan and Gubadli.
A cease-fire between Baku and Yerevan was signed in 1994, but the
region’s political status is unresolved and Armenian and Azeri forces
face off across a demilitarized zone.

Including the latest explosion, HALO said seven civilians have died
in Azerbaijan’s occupied territories. Nine people died in 2003.