April 2, 2016 - 16:25 AMT
PanARMENIAN.Net - President Serzh Sargsyan will chair a Security Council meeting Saturday, April 2 to address the Azerbaijani attacks on the Nagorno Karabakh contact line and related issues, the President’s press office reports.
On his way from the United States to Armenia, President Sargsyan was briefed about the escalation on the contact line between Nagorno Karabakh and Azerbaijan, the President’s spokesperson said.
According to Vladimir Hakobyan, the presidential aircraft will in the next few hours land in Yerevan.
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.
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