119 UXOs and 227 EBOs detected in Khizi region of Azerbaijan

# 02:41
30 August 2017

Azerbaijan National Agency for Mine Action (ANAMA), the Ministry of Emergency Situations and the Internal Troops of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Azerbaijan have disseminated information on conducted joint cleaning operations at the weapons and ammunition storage of a military unit #N of the Ministry of Defense, located in Khizi district, ANAMA told APA.


On August 29 , the neighborhood territories of the military unit, 6 apartment houses, 2 farms, sowing and pasture areas, the cemetery of the village of Meshedi Hasan, the water channel, the area around the greenhouse and the site called the “Television studio” were inspected. As a result, 83 unexploded Ordnances (UXOs) and 227 fragments of exploded-burnt ordinances (EBOs) detected and the territory of 3,680,615 square meters was inspected.


As a whole, for 3 days the territory with the area of 4 000 615 kv was inspected and 119 UXOs  and 264 fragments of exploded-burnt ordinances detected and was taken.


In addition, in the village of Gilyazi, the villages of Stalchai and Shurabad of the Khyzi district, 536 residents conducted educational talks about mine safety.