4 Azeri Troops Killed, 15 Wounded as Artsakh Army Repels Attack

Armenian soldiers at an army post at the Artsakh-Azerbaijan border (Source: Ministry of Defense of the Republic of Armenia)
(Source: Ministry of Defense of the Republic of Armenia)

(Source: Ministry of Defense of the Republic of Armenia)

YEREVAN (ARMENPRESS)—The Nagorno-Karabakh Republic (NKR) Defense Ministry has reported that four Azeri troops were killed over the weekend while fifteen more were wounded in a new ceasefire violation by Azerbaijan.

Azeri forces are said to have fired artillery weapons of different caliber (including 60, 82 and 120 mm mortars) in the direction of Armenian forces on the line of contact in Nagorno-Karabakh.

The NKR Defense Army retaliated in an effort to quell Azerbaijan’s provocations. According to the Defense Ministry, at least four Azeri soldiers were killed, and another fifteen were wounded.

According to the Defense Ministry of the Republic of Armenia, Armenian forces suffered no causalities, refuting claims made by Azerbaijan that five Armenian soldiers were killed in the weekend attack.

Artsrun Hovhannisyan, spokesman for the Defense Ministry of the Republic of Armenia, told Armenpress that, “The Armenian side has no victims. It’s misinformation spread by Azerbaijan.”


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  1. Sir said:

    The only concern is knowing what side actually spreads disinformation and I do believe its Azerbaijan but how are we to know for sure…..

  2. Edward Demian said:

    About time. Previously, I felt that by not answering provocations, we sent the wrong message. A message or fear, reluctance, indecision. Only massive retaliation brings the lunatic fringe back to their senses. If they don’t get it, than the parents of the dead children will. Armenia would score points in the international arena, it it offered the Azery soldiers safe passage to a third country. Defections on their side would accomplish many things. First it would give the individual Azery soldier an option, rather than follow orders or die. It would cut down on across border attacks. It would weaken the Azery army. It would be great propaganda for Armenia, It would result in regime change in Azerbaijan.

  3. Arutamyan said:

    If it comes down to the point that Armenian and Armenians being attacked by Azeri pigs all Armenians around the world will defend the motherland to the last drop of blood and our borders will be the Caspian Sea !!! Azeris watch what you wish for !