April 2, 2016 - 14:02 AMT
PanARMENIAN.Net - Military clashes are still underway along the entire line of contact between Nagorno Karabakh and Azerbaijan.
In a statement, the Karabakh Defense Army said that battles are especially fierce in the southern (Hadrut) and northeastern (Martakert) directions of the contact line.
According to verified information, the Karabakh troops on Saturday, April 2 destroyed two tanks in the southeastern direction, one tank and one unmanned aerial vehicle in the northeastern direction.
At around 12:30 pm, Karabakh’s air defense forces downed another Azerbaijani helicopter and one more drone in the southeastern and northeastern directions, respectively.
Armenian Defense Ministry spokesman Artsrun Hovhannisyan shared the photo of one of the downed drones on Facebook.
On the night of April 1-2, Azerbaijani armed forces initiated overt offensive operations in the southern, southeastern and northeastern directions of the line of contact with Nagorno Karabakh, using artillery, armored fighting vehicles and air force equipment among other weapons.
Aside from the battles on the frontline, the rival has also carried out artillery strikes on civilian settlements and places of permanent deployment of several military units.
On April 2, at around 8:30 am, the rival used BM-21 Grad multiple rocket launcher in the Martuni direction of the contact line. 12-year-old Vaghinak Grigoryan was killed in the shelling, two more children were wounded.
Earleir, the Nagorno Karabakh special forces identified an Azerbaijani subversive group near the Levonarkh settlement and threw the saboterus back to their positions.
According to Armenia’s Defense Ministry, the rival troops retreated after suffering several human losses.
Military operations are currently underway.
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