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Armenia says 3 of its soldiers killed in clash with Azerbaijan, ceasefire called

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Armenia has said that three of its soldiers had been killed in an exchange of gunfire with Azerbaijan. However, both sides have now accepted ceasefire to calm the tensions, a Moscow headquartered news agency Interfax reported on Wednesday.

In a statement, the Defense Ministry of Armenia said that Azeri soldiers had attacked Armenian positions near the border between the two countries. Two Armenian servicemen had been injured in the same incident, the statement said, adding that “fighting continued.”

On the other side, Azerbaijan’s Defense Ministry said Armenian forces of what it called “provocations” in the Kalbajar district and said its army would continue to retaliate, Russia’s TASS news agency reported.

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