Azerbaijani Defense Ministry reports deaths in skirmish in Karabakh

The Ministry of Defense of Azerbaijan reported that several people were killed as a result of a shootout in Nagorno-Karabakh. The exact number of victims is not given. The defense department accused the Armenian side of “another provocation” and blamed the military-political leadership of Armenia.

As specified in the department, the information on the illegal transportation of weapons, ammunition and personnel along country roads from the territory of Armenia to Karabakh was at the disposal of the Azerbaijani side.

“In order to verify the information received, the units of the Azerbaijani army made an attempt to detain and check vehicles carrying out illegal military transportation. Fire was opened from the opposite side, and as a result of the skirmish, there are dead and wounded on both sides, ”the statement says. message.

The Azerbaijani Defense Ministry stressed that the incident indicates the need for the Azerbaijani side to create a checkpoint on the Lachin-Khankendi road. “The fact that Armenia is carrying out military transportation to the Karabakh economic region of Azerbaijan is a continuation of the aggression and terror policy against Azerbaijan,” the ministry added.

Earlier, the regional Ministry of Internal Affairs reported about the incident in Nagorno-Karabakh. The ministry said that a sabotage group of the Azerbaijani military forces fired on the duty car of the passport and visa department of the police. As a result, according to the Armenian state agency “Armenpress” with reference to the police, three employees of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the unrecognized republic were killed, one was wounded.

About the situation in Nagorno-Karabakh – in the material “Kommersant” “Yerevan is called to account.”

Milena Kostereva


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