STEPANAKERT — Three local employees of the HALO Trust, an organization tasked with demining land there, were killed by an explosion of an anti-tank landmine in Ghazanchi area of Artsakh on March 29.
Two others were seriously injured.
Those killed are Pavel Akopov, Samson Avanessian and Marat Petrossian. They were in a vehicle conducting minefield survey duties at the time.
Artsakh’s healthcare minister Karine Atayan personally visited the hospital to see the victims and the doctors.
According to a statement from HALO, “We are working closely with the local police and authorities and have called in external investigators to report on the full facts of the incident.”