Azerbaijani troops tried to violate state border and capture Armenian stronghold

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YEREVAN, July 13. /ARKA/. Azerbaijani troops on Sunday made two botched attempts of aggressive action against Armenia, Armenia’s Defense Ministry reported.

“Today, at around 12:30, Azerbaijani troops , for reasons unknown to us, attempted to violate the state border of the Republic of Armenia in the Tavush direction with an UAZ vehicle. After the warning from the Armenian side, they left the vehicle behind and returned to their positions,” Shushan Stepanyan, Press Secretary of the Ministry of Defense of Armenia said in a Facebook post.

According to her, at 13:45, Azerbaijani troops used artillery fire, trying to seize an Armenian stronghold, but were thrown back by Armenian troops’ fire, suffering casualties․ She said Armenian troops suffered no casualties.

According to Azerbaijani news reports, two Azerbaijani servicemen have died and five others have been wounded.

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