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Information of MES’s Press-service

The 112 hotline of the Ministry of Emergency Situations received information about the discovery of ammunition in the open field near Gilazi settlement, Khizi region. Based on the information received, a group of pyrotechnics of the Ministry's Special Risk Rescue Service was involved in the area on April 17, 2021.

Pyrotechnics together with police officers inspected the ammunition after taking the necessary security measures in the area. It was determined that it was one Grad BM-21 projectile.

The ammunition was seized by pyrotechnics, transported to the central destruction area of the Azerbaijan Mine Action Agency (ANAMA) and neutralized appropriately.

No other suspicious items were found in the area where the ammunition was found.

Note that the projectile is supposed to have hit the area during the fire that broke out on August 27, 2017 and that followed by explosion in the ammunition depot of the military unit N belonging to the Ministry of Defense.

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