Armenia, Azerbaijan trade accusations during ceasefire

Volunteers of the defense army of Nagorny Karabakh in the town of Askeran on April 6, 2016Armenia and Azerbaijan on Saturday traded accusations over the shelling of each other’s territory in violation of a days-old ceasefire aimed at halting a flareup of violence over the disputed Nagorny Karabakh region. A Moscow-mediated truce went into effect on Tuesday after the worst outbreak of violence since the 1990s, but some clashes have continued, with two people reported killed on Friday. The Armenian defence ministry said Azerbaijan fired on the border area in northern Tavush region 16 times, including with “large calibre” weaponry, but said the intensity of shooting had “subsided”.

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