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Armenian soldiers launch mortar bomb on their own unit in Azerbaijan’s occupied lands

A mortar tube accidentally explodes during a 2013 live-fire training exercise in eastern Afghanistan (Afghan photojournalist/US Army)
November 15, 2017

Armenian armed forces, using mortars during military drills, have launched a mortar bomb at their own military unit.

Due to inexperience of the armed forces personnel, the bomb fell on the territory where a tank regiment was stationed in the vicinity of a settlement in Askeran district, the Azerbaijani territory occupied by the Armenian armed forces.

There is no information about the dead and wounded, but a criminal case has been launched into the incident, investigation is underway.

The conflict between the two South Caucasus countries began in 1988 when Armenia made territorial claims against Azerbaijan. As a result of the ensuing war, in 1992 Armenian armed forces occupied 20 percent of Azerbaijan, including the Nagorno-Karabakh region and seven surrounding districts.

The 1994 ceasefire agreement was followed by peace negotiations. Armenia has not yet implemented four UN Security Council resolutions on withdrawal of its armed forces from the Nagorno-Karabakh and the surrounding districts.


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