Armenia, Azerbaijan Trade Accusations Over Deadly Border Fighting
By RFE/RL's Armenian Service, RFE/RL's Azerbaijani Service February 24, 2020
YEREVAN/BAKU -- Azerbaijan and Armenia have accused each other of violating the fragile cease-fire along their border.
The State Border Service of Azerbaijan said on February 24 that one Azerbaijani soldier was killed by Armenian fire in the Gazakh district.
A spokesman for the Armenian Defense Ministry said that one Armenian serviceman was slightly wounded in the fighting.
Baku and Yerevan have been locked in a conflict over Azerbaijan's breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh for years.
Armenian-backed separatists seized the mainly Armenian-populated region from Azerbaijan during a war in the early 1990s that killed some 30,000 people.
Diplomatic efforts to settle the conflict have brought little progress.
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