Armenia, Azerbaijan Accuse Each Other of Crossborder Attacks

(Reuters) – Azerbaijan and Armenia blamed each for an exchange of gunfire in a border region on Thursday, in which three soldiers were injured. The news was reported by Russia’s TASS.

The Armenian defence ministry reported on Thursday that Azeri forces had used artillery and mortars to shell the positions of Armenian troops in Gegharkunik, resulting in two injuries.

The Azerbaijani defence ministry reported that its positions were attacked earlier and one soldier was injured.

Both countries are currently in negotiations to reach a peaceful settlement over Nagorno Karabakh, a region that is recognized as being part of Azerbaijan, but populated mostly by Armenians. This conflict has been ongoing for decades.