Armenian forces thwart Azeri sabotage attempt

Armenian forces thwart Azeri sabotage attempt

PanARMENIAN.Net - Armenian forces thwarted a sabotage attempt as Azeris sought to infiltrate the village of Aygedzor in Armenia’s Tavush province on Tuesday, July 1. Azeris were surrounded, with the attack repelled, Defense Ministry spokesman told PanARMENIAN.Net

No injuries were reported on Armenian side, Artsrun Hovhannisyan said.

Azerbaijan opened fire at the villages of Barekamavan, Aygepar and Movses in Armenia’s Tavush province Friday, June 27.

The administrator of Barekamavan village, Gagik Abazyan, told the newspaper that shots were fired at the village between 5:00 pm and 6:30 pm. The shots targeted homes, kindergartens and the village school.

Aygepar village also came under Azerbaijani fire last night. Shots were fired from large-caliber weapons. The village gas pipeline was damaged. Shootings continued in Movses village from 10:15 pm.

The conflict between Nagorno Karabakh and Azerbaijan

The conflict between Nagorno Karabakh and Azerbaijan broke out as result of the ethnic cleansing launched by the Azeri authorities in the final years of the Soviet Union. The Karabakh War was fought from 1991 (when the Nagorno Karabakh Republic was proclaimed) to 1994 (when a ceasefire was sealed by Armenia, NKR and Azerbaijan). Most of Nagorno Karabakh and a security zone consisting of 7 regions are now under control of NKR defense army. Armenia and Azerbaijan are holding peace talks mediated by the OSCE Minsk Group up till now.

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