Azeri soldier wounded in enclave of Nakhchivan after fire from Armenian forces together shared edge, Baku States
Azerbaijan has stated that among its soldiers was injured after Armenian forces opened fire along the shared boundary, accusations that Armenia refused.
Friday’s claim marks the latest in a string of incidents between the two ex-Soviet competitions.1
In a statement, the Azeri defence ministry stated Armenian forces had fired from several instructions at its ranks in Nakhchivan, an Azeri enclave separated from the rest of Azerbaijan by Armenian land.
The soldier was injured in the shoulder, given first aid and taken to hospital, ” it said.
The simmering border dispute comes following last year’s six-week war across the Nagorno-Karabakh region.
The region is internationally recognized as part of Azerbaijan, even by Armenia, but is populated and until recently has been controlled by ethnic Armenians.
Friday’s alleged clash came a day after Azerbaijan captured six Armenian servicemen from the Kelbajar district, west of Nagorno-Karabakh.
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Armenia stated that its forces were carrying out engineering work in the region, while Azerbaijan said the soldiers were a part of a”reconnaissance and sabotage group”.
Tensions escalated earlier this month, when Armenia accused Azerbaijan’s army of crossing its southern boundary to”lay siege” into a pond shared by both countries.