Armed clashes reported on Azerbaijan-Armenia border
Baku, Jul 12 (Prensa Latina) On the border between Azerbaijan and Armenia there was an armed clash, with two dead and five wounded soldiers from this country, the military command said on Sunday in this capital, quoted by local television.
Since noon this Sunday, Armenian armed forces violated the cessation of hostilities regime in the Tovuzk region section of the Azerbaijani-Armenian state border by firing artillery against our position, the military leadership said.
The national troops lost at least two men and reported five injured, but there were also losses on the Armenian side, said a source from the Armenian Ministry of Defense, to which the RIA Novosti agency refers.
On their side, from Yerevan, the military leadership denied having any losses and according to their version, it was the Azeri side that first tried to violate the border by passing a car with military personnel and then attacked a fortified Armenian border post, the same agency reported.
In 1988, Armenia and Azerbaijan clashed over the enclave of Nagorno-Karabakh. Since 1992, the two former Soviet republics have been holding talks to end the dispute, mediated by the Minsk Group of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE).
Russia, the United States and France co-chair this OSCE group, which discusses aspects related to the ceasefire regime, the location of troops and armaments, as well as border issues between Armenia and this nation.
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