Karabakh: Two Armenian soldiers wounded; Azeri saboteur-spying raid stopped

Two Armenian soldiers were wounded as Azerbaijani forces reportedly continued to violate overnight a verbally agreed ceasefire in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict zone.

According to Nagorno-Karabakh’s Defense Ministry, Erik Matevosyan (born in 1991) and Azat Barsamyan (born in 1996) received gunshot wounds at positions in the northern direction of the line of contact.

Meanwhile, the Karabakh military reported that an Azeri saboteur-reconnaissance group of 20 members made an infiltration attempt in the eastern direction (Akna) at around 1:00 am, but its advancement was “timely spotted” by the Karabakh forces and the group was “thrown back”.

Overall, on the night of April 18 Azerbaijan reportedly violated ceasefire more than 50 times, firing from firearms of different calibers. According to a report, Azerbaijan also used a mortar in the northeastern direction (Martakert).

“The Defense Army’s vanguard units continue to confidently carry out their combat duty and control the operative situation along the entire perimeter of the line of contact,” the Nagorno-Karabakh Defense Ministry said.