Several incidents involving casualties have been reported in the last twenty-four hours on the line of contact separating Armenian and Azerbaijani forces in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict zone. Armenian sources say that two Armenian soldiers were killed, one close to Nagorno-Karabakh territory and one near the region of Ararat. Meanwhile Azerbaijani media sources say that a number of civilians were injured in the village of Alibeyli in the Tovuz Region of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict zone as a result of Armenian weapon fire. The injured are in a stable condition and there has been no report of the incident from the Armenian side. The village of Alibeyli has been the scene of other similar incidents in recent months.
The co-Chairmen of the OSCE Minsk Process dealing with the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict issued a statement on Monday afternoon (23 April) calling on the sides in the conflict to take iommediate steps to reduce tensions.