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Russian sapper killed during demining in Nagorno-Karabakh

Source: Interfax

A Russian sapper was killed in Nagorno-Karabakh while demining roads near the city of Shusha, Interfax reported on Friday, December 18, citing the Russian Defense Ministry.

“An explosive device was detonated. As a result of the explosion, an officer from the International Mine Action Center’s demining group was seriously injured. The serviceman was promptly given medical assistance. The officer died of his injuries while being transported to the hospital,” the defense ministry said, as quoted by Interfax.  

Russia sent nearly 2,000 peacekeepers to Nagorno-Karabakh after Armenia and Azerbaijan signed an agreement ending renewed hostilities in the unrecognized republic on November 10.

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