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Two Armenian soldiers die in Nagorno-Karabakh  



Two soldiers of an Armenian Defense Ministry military unit stationed in the Armenian-occupied Nagorno-Karabakh region of Azerbaijan have died.


Two Armenian soldiers die in Nagorno-Karabakh

Two Armenian soldiers die in Nagorno-Karabakh

On October 20, two Armenian soldiers Aram Khachatryan (born in 1998) and Hrach Avetisyan (born in 1997) received fatal gunshot wounds as a result of violating the rules of arms use, APA reported citing Armenpress.


Investigation is underway to clarify the details of the incident.


The Nagorno-Karabakh conflict entered its modern phase when the Armenian SRR made territorial claims against the Azerbaijani SSR in 1988.


A fierce war broke out between Azerbaijan and Armenia over the Nagorno-Karabakh region of Azerbaijan. As a result of the war, Armenian armed forces occupied some 20 percent of Azerbaijani territory which includes Nagorno-Karabakh and seven adjacent districts (Lachin, Kalbajar, Aghdam, Fuzuli, Jabrayil, Gubadli and Zangilan), and over a million Azerbaijanis became refugees and internally displaced people.


The military operations finally came to an end when Azerbaijan and Armenia signed a ceasefire agreement in Bishkek in 1994.   Read more


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