Five Armenian soldiers killed by Azerbaijani gunfire: Baku
BAKU - Anadolu Agency
File photo from July 7, 2014. Russian soldiers taking part in military drills in Armenia. Cihan Photo.At least five Armenian troops have been killed in border clashes with Azerbaijani soldiers, said Azerbaijani officials on Aug. 24.
The Defense Ministry of Azerbaijan said in a statement that Armenian soldiers fired at Azerbaijani positions with howitzers on Aug. 21.
Azerbaijani forces fired back and killed at least five Armenian soldiers and wounded eight, the ministry said.
The statement added three Azerbaijani soldiers had been slightly wounded.
Since the end of the war between the two countries in 1994, Armenian and Azerbaijani delegations have held talks over the status of the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh land under the supervision of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe’s Minsk Group.
Although a cease-fire was signed in 1994, clashes regularly occur along the border.