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New battles between Armenia and Azerbaijan in Gegharkunik

ARMENIA – AZERBAIJAN – Gegharkunik

Baku and Yerevan official sources stated that an Azeri and two Armenian soldiers were killed in a battle along the two countries borders.

The Armenian Ministry of Defense stated that military forces of Azerbaijan opened fire near the village of Verin Shorzha in Gegharkunik Province at around 15:15 (Armenia time) on Tuesday afternoon.

It was initially reported that an Armenian soldier had been wounded, but later the number of casualties was reported at two dead and two wounded.

The ministry later said that Azerbaijani forces fired artillery shells into Armenian territory and used armed UAVs.

According to the Armenian Ministry of Defense, Armenian forces counterattacked and by the afternoon the hostilities had stopped and the situation was “quite stable”.

Local sources say the Azeri army opened fire on the border with Armenia on Monday near a kindergarten. There were no casualties among the children and teachers and the building was evacuated immediately.

As a result of the Azeri attack, a parked car outside the kindergarten caught fire. When firefighters arrived at the scene to put out the fire, they were also fired upon by the Azerbaijani army without any casualties local sources from Armenia report.

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