Last updated: 26 June 2018



All known casualties (between 1995 and 2017)

371 mine/unexploded remnants of war (ERW) casualties: 77 killed; 262 injured; 32 unknown

Casualties in 2017

Annual total


1 in 2016

Survival outcome

4 injured

Device type causing casualties

3 antivehicle mine; 1 unexploded submunition

Civilian status

4 civilian

Age and gender

4 adults:
0 women; 4 men

0 children


Casualties in 2017—details

In addition to the four civilian casualties reported for 2017, there have been reports of military casualties from mines along the line of contact. However, HALO Trust does not collate information on military casualties.[2]

After 2002, antivehicle mines caused the majority of annual mine/ERW incidents.[3] Mine incidents in Nagorno-Karabakhoften occur in areas outside the Nagorno-Karabakh Autonomous Oblast of the Soviet period.[4]

Cluster munition casualties

One unexploded cluster submunition casualty was reported in 2017. Unexploded submunition casualties caused at least 18 casualties between 1995 and 2017.[5]

[1] Unless otherwise indicated, casualty data for 2017 is based on an email from Michael Newton, Programme Manager, Nagorno-Karabakh, HALO Trust, 23 February 2018. The Nagorno-Karabakh total includes five casualties previously recorded in data provided by HALO, that were not in data in 2018.

[2] Email from Michael Newton, HALO Trust, 23 February 2018.

[3] Monitor analysis of casualty data.

[4] Clearance is largely restricted to areas within the boundary of the Nagorno-Karabakh Autonomous Oblast of the Soviet period due to donor funding constraints and the casualties occurring in areas that HALO did not have resources to clear.

[5] Casualty data provided by email from Michael Newton, HALO Trust, 23 February 2018.