Two Armenian servicemen killed by Azeri fire

Two Armenian servicemen killed by Azeri fire

PanARMENIAN.Net - Two Armenian servicemen were killed by Azeri fire at the contact line between the Nagorno Karabakh and Azerbaijani armed forces.

As Armenian Defense Ministry’s spokesman Artsrun Hovhannisyan told PanARMENIAN.Net Narek Poghosyan was killed when on duty on June 19 while Grisha Khachatryan, 20, died on June 20.

Hovhannisyan said more information will be provided later.

Meanwhile, some Azerbaijani media reports said that “Armenian troops fired upon border villages, wounding 3 civilians. An APA report said that a soldier killed one and wounded another in an army unit and then committed suicide. The incident took place on June 20.

Armenian soldiers Andranik Yeghoyan, 26 and Boris Gasparyan, 22 received deadly injures in the June 5 Azeri shelling.

In recent months, Azerbaijan has been continuously violating the ceasefire, shelling Armenian and Artsakh frontline, as well as border villages of Armenia.

An Armenian soldier was killed in Azeri sabotage attempt in the southern direction of the line of contact on the night of May 28. On spotting the rival, the NKR army units acted to repel the attack, with 2 dead and 1 injured on Azeri side. The NKR defense army serviceman, corporal Erik Gasparyan, 19, died in action.

On May 23, Azeri forces have been shelling the village of Barekamavan and Armenian defense positions for around 6 hours. Azerbaijanis opened fire at a military vehicle heading to an outpost as well as a ZIL civil vehicle. Some bullets damaged the roof of the house that belongs to Hovik Gharakeshishyan, former head of the village.

Azeri sabotage attempt was thwarted on the night of May 22 at the line of contact between the Krabakh defense army and Azeri armed forces.

The defense army acted to rebuff the attack, reportedly leaving 3 Azeri soldiers injured. Armenian soldier Arthur Ohanjanyan, aged 20, received a deadly injury in Azeri frontline shooting in the southern direction of the line of contact of Nagorno Karabakh and Azerbaijan’s troops on May 20.

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