YEREVAN (Azatutyun) — Four Armenian soldiers were killed and six injured on April 11 while conducting engineering work when an Azerbaijani military jeep drove toward them near the village Tegh and shot them. Six were injured.
In addition, several Azerbaijani soldiers were killed when the Armenian side retaliated.
The dead servicemen, according to the Armenian Defense Ministry are: Arthur Avetis Sahakyan (1999) Mkrtich Armen Harutyunyan (1989) Henrik Vachagan Kocharyan (1997) Narek Gagik Sargsyan (1994)
The Armenian Defense Ministry said that its troops came under fire on Tuesday afternoon as they fortified one of their outposts just outside Tegh. It released an eight-minute video (https://www.mil.am/en/news/11414) that shows a large group of Azerbaijani soldiers approaching Armenian servicemen and then arguing and coming to blows with them. The scuffle degenerated into warning shots that apparently preceded the firefight.
Russia said on Wednesday that its soldiers and border guards deployed in nearby Armenian territory helped to stop the worst Armenian-Azerbaijani border clash in months. No further ceasefire violations have been reported from this or other sections of the border since Tuesday evening.
“This provocation is another Azerbaijani attack on the territorial integrity of the Republic of Armenia,” the Armenian Foreign Ministry charged on Tuesday night. It urged the international community to stop Baku from further escalating the situation.