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Parties to Nagorno-Karabakh conflict accuse each other of ceasefire violations

April 13, 2016, 9:13 UTC+3 BAKU

Azerbaijan's Defense Mministry has accused Armenia’s military of violating the ceasefire 120 times over the past 24 hours, while Armenia's ministry claims Azerbaijan violated the ceasefire 106 times

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BAKU, April 13. /TASS/. Azerbaijan’s Defense Ministry claims Armenia’s military units have violated the ceasefire along the front line 120 times over the past 24 hours and also used 60 mm mortars.

The positions of Azerbaijan’s army located on the border between the two countries and in Nagorno-Karabakh have come under fire, according to the ministry. "In line with the operative situation, Azerbaijan’s Armed Forces carried out 126 fire attacks on positions and dug positions of the enemy," the statement read.

Armenia’s Defense Ministry also said the Azerbaijani side has violated the ceasefire 106 times over the past 24 hours. According to the ministry, Azerbaijan used fire arms, sniping weapons and mortars, and the forces of Nagorno-Karabakh returned fire 23 times to "stabilize the situation."

One member of the Nagorno-Karabakh forces was injured in the shelling.

The situation along the contact line of conflicting sides in Nagorno-Karabakh, a disputed territory between Armenia and Azerbaijan, deteriorated dramatically overnight to April 2 when fierce clashes began. The parties to the conflict accused each other of violating the truce.

At a meeting of chiefs of General Staff of Armenia and Azerbaijan in Moscow an agreement was reached on the ceasefire from noon local time (0800GMT) on April 5.

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