New clashes reported along border between Armenia, Azerbaijan

Source: Xinhua| 2021-11-17 00:01:01|Editor: huaxia

YEREVAN/BAKU, Nov. 16 (Xinhua) -- New clashes reportedly broke out along the border between Armenia and Azerbaijan on Tuesday, with both sides accusing each other of launching provocative attacks.

  The Armenian Defense Ministry said in a statement that the Azerbaijani Armed Forces on Tuesday launched another provocation in the direction of the eastern border of Armenia, firing on the Armenian positions.

  The Azerbaijani side used artillery, armored vehicles, and firearms of different calibers during the attacks, the ministry said.

  The Armenian side has taken retaliatory actions and destroyed some armored vehicles and annihilated some Azerbaijani troops, said the ministry, adding that 12 Armenian soldiers were also captured by the Azerbaijani side and several others were wounded.

  However, the Azerbaijani Defense Ministry said in statement that the Armenian armed forces had launched large-scale provocations against Azerbaijan in the Kalbajar and Lachin regions of the border.

  The Armenian side used weapons of various calibers and grenade launchers to intensively fire on the positions of the Azerbaijani army, damaged the combat posts and wounded two soldiers, said the statement.

The Azerbaijani forces had defeated the attacks and disarmed and detained some Armenian soldiers, the statement added.

  Both sides said that the situation remained tense along the border.

  The last round of major armed clashes between the two South Caucasus countries broke out in late September last year, causing heavy casualties and property losses but ending with a Russia-brokered truce in November. Enditem

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