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Lives of 3 Armenian soldiers, 2 police officers wounded by Azerbaijani shooting not under danger

13.07.2020   17:36

3 soldiers of the Armenian Armed Forces were wounded as a result of the military operations launched by Azerbaijan in the border with Armenia, Defense minister’s spokesperson Shushan Stepanyan told Armenpress.

“The soldiers sustained minor injuries, their life is not under danger”, she said.

The spokesperson said at the moment there are three wounded soldiers and two police officers from the Armenian side. The lives of none of them is in danger.

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.

On July 13 Shushan Stepanyan announced that the Azerbaijani side has again resumed shelling the Armenian positions.

No casualties were reported from the Armenian side. Only two police officers, who were on a combat duty in the border, were slightly injured from the Azerbaijani operations.

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