ANAMA, the National Demining Agency of Azarbaijan has continued with its humanitarian work of demining despite the coronavirus pandemic and the national quarantine in the country. ANAMA responded to calls from the Crisis Management Center of the Ministry of Emergency Situations, the Ministry of Internal Affairs, the State Border Service and District Police.
In April, ANAMA responded to 25 immediate and urgent requests for assistance and took action to neutralise 128 unexploded ordnance, 2 anti-tank mines and 797 cartridges of various calibers
ANAMA sources told Azerbaijani media that 28 operative and urgent operations were carried out, as a result of which 11,555 square meters were inspected.
ANAMA says that since it was established 21 years ago it has cleared, 543,456,292 square meters of land from 807,315 mines and unexploded ordnance.
source: commonspace.eu with APA (Baku)
photo: Mine clearance action in Azerbaijan in April 2020 (picture courtesy of ANAMA)
The incident appears to have erupted after a 27-year-old resident of Kulakam village was reported to have been murdered.