Town chief in Armnia's Syunik confirms Azerbaijani shooting overnight

Town chief in Armnia's Syunik confirms Azerbaijani shooting overnight

PanARMENIAN.Net - The situation was tense overnight near the community of Tegh, Syunik province, as the Azerbaijani side fired shots here as well, head of the community, Nerses Shadunts, said on Tuesday, July 20.

As reported earlier, the head of Armenia's Yeraskh community, Radik Oghikyan, was injured in Azerbaijan's shooting from across the border late on July 19, the Ministry of Defense said. The Ministry added that the Azerbaijani military used various caliber weapons, including grenade launchers, to shell the Armenian positions on July 19-20. Head of Geghamasar community Hakob Avetisyan confirmed later that the Azerbaijani military also opened fire in the vicinity of the border settlements of Armenia's Gegharkunik province throughout the night of July 19-20.

"The situation was a little tense, indiscriminate fire was opened, irregular shots were fired into the air near some of our communities," Shadunts said, according to Pastinfo.

"Thanks to the actions of our guys (the Armenian Armed Forces - Ed.), the shooting was silenced."

The town chief revealed that the shooting lasted for about 2.5 hours, but assured that the situation was calm as of Tuesday noon. According to him, the Azerbaijani troops were probably drunk.

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