Albanian defense minister resigns over explosion

Albanian Defence Minister Fatmir Mediu presented his resignation on Monday after a series of violent explosion of an army depot killed at least 11 people and injured 300 more, government spokesman Grid Rroji said.

Albanian defense minister resigns over explosion

"I have handed in my resignation to Prime Minister (Sali Berisha),"Mediu told a press conference." My resignation is to show that I am a man of responsibility."

The explosions began Saturday around noon, when military experts were dismantling large stocks of bombs, shells and bullets. The explosions lasted until early Sunday morning.

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