Reports of continued cease fire violations on the Armenia-Azerbaijan border
05 April 2020

Azerbaijan has reported incidents in the northern sector of the Armenia-Azerbaijan  border as a result of cease fire violations on Saturday night (4 April). Azerbaijani sources say that traffic on the main road was suspended for a time due to Armenian machine-gun and sniper shooting.

The State Border Service of Azerbaijan said that Armenian military "near Berkaber village of Ijevan region shelled military and civilian vehicles moving on the highway to Abbasbeyli village of Gazakh region, as well as Farahli and Mazam villages, using heavy fire from machine guns and sniper rifles. Because of this, traffic was restricted on the highway."

The area has been the centre of a number of incidents in recent weeks. Last week Armenia said that a youth was injured by Azerbaijani gunfire whilst on the balcony of his house in Noyembreyan district in the northern Tavoush Region of the country. Azerbaijan denied the incident

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In the last days both countries marked the 4th anniversary of a four day escalation of hostilities between them in 2016 during which both sides suffered dozens of casulaties.

source: with agencies