Baku/ Islamabad; Monitoring Desk- Two journalists of Azerbaijan media embraced martyrdom when their bus hit a mine installed by the Armenians in Kalbajar region on 4 June 2021. Azerbaijan Television and Radio Broadcasting has confirmed in a statement issued today.

A group of employees of Azerbaijan Television and Azerbaijan State Information Agency – “AzerTag” has been filming in the territories liberated from occupation for a while. The purpose is to demonstrate to the world and document the vandalism committed by Armenia against the property and historical monuments of the Azerbaijani people during the 30-years occupation.

Today, the bus carrying that group has got blown up by an anti-tank mine on the way to Kalbajar region’s Susuzlug village.  As a result, cameraman of Azerbaijan Television Siraj Abishov born in 1989 and correspondent of “AzerTag” Maharram Ibrahimov born in 1982 and deputy representative of head of the Regional Executive Power on Susuzlug village Arif Aliyev have died.

Four people have been taken to hospital with various injuries. Film director of Azerbaijan Television Emin Mammadov is also among them.

We extend our deep condolences to the families of the victims and wish a speedy recovery to the wounded!

This event is the example of the vicious crimes committed by the Armenians against civilians. At the same time, this is a terror act against the activity of journalists in the territories liberated from occupation. This is the result of Armenians planting mines while leaving Kalbajar.

So far, civilians, as well as journalists, have become victims of mines.

The media company has called on media outles, organizations protecting the rights of journalists to show solidarity and Armenia to put an end to the policy aimed against civilians by hiding the mine maps.


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