ANAMA neutralizes 195 UXOs and mines in February

Baku: In February 2015, 1,812,466 sq m area was inspected and cleared from mines and unexploded ordinances (UXO) in Azerbaijan.

179 UXOs, 3 anti-tank mines and 12 anti-personnel mines were detected and neutralized, the Azerbaijan National Agency for Mine Action (ANAMA) told APA.

487 specialists and 119 assistants, 6 mine clearing vehicles and 36 mine detection dogs were involved in the operations.

So far, a total area of 281,166,915 m² has been cleared, 689,833 mines and UXOs detected and neutralized.

ANAMA is still conducting mine-clearance operations in Aghdam, Aghstafa, Fuzuli, Gazakh, Gedebey and Terter districts.

One mine/UXO accident was recorded in January 2015.

SOURCE: Azeri-Press news agency