Armenian border troops open fire on Azeri civilians

Three civilians wounded after Armenian soldiers violate cease fire, according to Azerbaijani defense ministry statement.

Armenian border troops open fire on Azeri civilians

World Bulletin / News Desk

A child and two civilians were wounded during a shoot out between Armenian and Azerbaijani soldiers in a village close to the Azerbaijan-Armenian frontline on Thursday, according to a statement from the Azerbaijani defense ministry.

The incident occured in the village of Alibeyli in Azerbaijan's Tovuz district near the Armenian border. The statement claims that Armenian soldiers opened fire 41 times in violation of a ceasefire.

The ceasefire was agreed to at the end of a three-year war between 1991 and 1994 over the sovereignty of the Nagorno-Karabakh region, after the disintegration of the Soviet Union.

Although negotiations are ongoing, border skirmishes between the neighbouring countries are common. 

Last Mod: 20 Haziran 2014, 16:06
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