Tuesday, September 30, 2014


Armenia

Armenia Says Two Soldiers Killed In Fresh Border Skirmishes

Armenia's Defense Ministry says two Armenian soldiers were killed in the latest skirmishes between Armenian and Azerbaijani military forces.

According to the ministry, one soldier was killed near the border with Azerbaijan's breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh on June 19, while another one died in a shoot-out near Armenia's border with Azerbaijan's Naxcivan Autonomous Republic.

Meanwhile, media reports in Azerbaijan say two Azerbaijani women and a girl were wounded after being shot by Armenian solders in Tovuz district near Nagorno-Karabakh.

Baku and Yerevan remain locked in hostilities over Nagorno-Karabakh, which was seized from Azerbaijan by Armenian-backed separatists during a war in the early 1990s.

At least 16 soldiers from both sides have been killed in shooting incidents so far this year.

Nagorno-Karabakh's independence has not been recognized by any country.

 
Based on reporting by apa.az, Interfax, and AFP

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