Time in Yerevan: 11:07:36,   5 August

Two Armenian police officers slightly injured from Azerbaijani fire during combat duty in border

Two Armenian police officers slightly injured from Azerbaijani fire during combat duty in border

YEREVAN, JULY 13, ARMENPRESS. Two police officers of Armenia have been slightly injured from the shots fired from the Azerbaijani side while conducting their combat duty on the border, Armenian defense minister’s spokesperson Shushan Stepanyan said on Facebook.

“Two of the police officers on combat duty in the border suffered a slight injury from the shots fired by the adversary”, she said.

On July 12, at about 12:30, the armed forces of Azerbaijan attempted to violate the state border of Armenia in an UAZ vehicle in the direction of Tavush province. Following the warning of the Armenian side, the Azerbaijani armed forces left the vehicle and returned to their position. At about 13:45, the Azerbaijani forces made a second attempt to capture the Armenian border post, using artillery fire, but were pushed back, suffering losses.

The Azerbaijani defense ministry reported that four soldiers have died in the incident.

Later that day Armenian defense minister’s spokesperson Shushan Stepanyan announced that the Azerbaijani side restarted shelling the same Armenian position, using 82 mm mortars and a tank.

Today Shushan Stepanyan announced that the Azerbaijani side has again resumed shelling the Armenian positions.

No casualties were reported from the Armenian side.

Editing and Translating by Aneta Harutyunyan

 





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