NKR defense army ends operation to curb Azeri sabotage attempt

NKR defense army ends operation to curb Azeri sabotage attempt

PanARMENIAN.Net - The Nagorno Karabakh Republic defense army special units completed an operation to curb the Azeri sabotage attempt. According to the NKR Defense Ministry, all members of the Azeri commando group have been either arrested or eliminated. A detail report will follow later.

On July 10, Armenian forces curbed a sabotage attempt as Azeris tried to infiltrate the border in the Nagorno Karabakh Republic’s Karvachar area, the NKR defense army press service reported. As a result of prompt actions, Azeri diversion group was discovered, with several saboteurs arrested, while the others fled the site.

No injuries on Armenian side were reported.

Later, the press service of the Nagorno-Karabakh Defense Ministry has unveiled photos of the Azerbaijani saboteur captured on July 10.

“Unwilling to accept reality, Azerbaijani propaganda denies any information that reveals its true face. Since reliability of the photos we had released was disputed, we also present the photos of Guliyev Shahbaz Jalaloglu, a captured member of the subversive group, which we have taken ourselves,” a statement by the NKR Defense Ministry said.

Armenian military serviceman Movses Gasparyan, 20, received a fatal bullet wound in an Azeri sniper attack on July 11.

Gasparyan was fatally wounded at a military base stationed in the south-eastern region of the line of contact between Artsakh and Azerbaijani armed forces. An investigation is being carried out to find details of the incident, the Karabakh Defense Ministry said.

“An Azeri saboteur was killed during an attempt to cross into Karabakh in the Karvachar area,” Defence Minister stated during a military parade to mark the 17th anniversary the 4th army corps formation.

According to Seyran Ohanyan, an Armenian officer and a woman were killed during the shootout.

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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