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Baku Says Two Injured By Armenian Forces Along Border

Azerbaijan has again accused Armenia of violating the cease-fire along the border, saying a military officer and a local resident were injured.

The Azerbaijani Defense Ministry issued a statement saying Armenian military forces had fired on the village of Alibeyli in Azerbaijan's Tovuz district near the Armenian border earlier the same day.

An officer of the Azerbaijani Army and a local resident were hospitalzed with gunshot wounds.

The incident took place days after Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev and his Armenian counterpart, Serzh Sarkisian, pledged to continue peace talks during a meeting in The Hague.

The two countries have been locked in a conflict over Azerbaijan's breakaway, mainly Armenian-populated region of Nagorno-Karabakh for many years.

International diplomatic efforts have failed to settle the conflict.