Three civilians die in mine explosion in Karabakh

Three civilians die in mine explosion in Karabakh

Arminfo, Yerevan
19 Mar 04


The British nongovernment organization Halo Trust, which is engaged in
mine clearing in Nagornyy Karabakh, has appealed to the population to
be vigilant, pay attention to signs warning about mines and not to use
roads which are not believed to be safe.

An Arminfo correspondent reports from Stepanakert that the appeal was
made after a civilian Uaz jeep was blown up on an anti-tank mine near
the village of Nor Karmiravan in Mardakert District on 14 March. Three
people died and six received wounds of varying degree of seriousness
as a result of the explosion.

In all, there have been five incidents involving 17 people since the
beginning of 2004, of these seven died.

Passage omitted: figures for 2003