At least two soldiers have reportedly been killed in a border clash between Armenia and Azerbaijan. It is the latest flareup in a decades-old conflict over a disputed piece of land.
The clash happened on the Armenian-Azeri border on Sunday at about midday local time, both sides confirmed.
The exact details of what had happened have yet to emerge. The Azeri side said Armenian military broke a ceasefire agreement and shelled its positions with artillery, prompting retaliation. It said both sides suffered casualties, adding that two of its troops were killed and five others injured.
According to the Armenian Defense Ministry, the flareup started after soldiers from the other side attempted to cross the border in a vehicle.
The trespassers were forced to abandon their transport and flee back by the Armenian military, but soon afterwards the Azeri military launched a cross-border attack, the Armenians said. The statement said no Armenian troops were hurt in the clashes.
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