A statement by HALO Trust indicated that the its employees were killed and injured by the accidental detonation of an anti-tank. “The staff members were in a vehicle conducting minefield survey duties at the time,” read a part of the statement.
The organization also said that the injured are currently being treated at a hospital in Stepanakert. “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,” read another part of the HALO statement.
Hours after the announcement, the organization published a second statement publicizing the names of the three victims: Pavel Akopov, Samson Avanessian and Marat Petrossian. According to local sources, all three were local residents.
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