Two Azerbaijani soldiers killed by Armenian gunfire

An Azerbaijani captain and a sergeant were killed following an armed assault by Armenian soldiers.

Two Azerbaijani soldiers killed by Armenian gunfire

World Bulletin / News Desk

Two Azerbaijani army officers were killed and another was injured from gunfire by Armenian soldiers in a border dispute, according to Azerbaijan officials.

Captain Fikret Mammadov and 23-year-old sergeant Khudaverdi Abilov died after Armenian military forces at Fuzuli district opened fire along the border close to the disputed Karabakh region, Azerbaijan defense ministry said in a statement released on Wednesday.

The ministry added that the Azerbaijani army had responded to the attack and that the situation was now under control.

Azerbaijan and Armenia, two former Soviet republics, fought a war over the disputed region of Nagorno-Karabakh in the 1990s.

Efforts to reach a peaceful resolution to the conflict, which has lasted 20 years, have so far failed. The two countries have no diplomatic relations.

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