Two Soldiers Shot Near Nakhichevan

Armenian soldiers at an army outpost near the Nakhichevan border

YEREVAN (Arka)—Azeri forces shot two Armenian conscripts on Friday, wounding one and killing the other, Armenian Defense Ministry Spokesman Artsrun Hovhannisyan reported.

According to Hovhannisyan, Norayr Petrosyan and Arthur Asoyan were shot at their guard post in the Syunik province, on the border of Nakhichevan.

They were immediately rushed to Agarak city’s hospital, where Norayr Petrosyan died. Arthur Asoyan’s injuries are not reportedly to be life-threatening.

The Defense Ministry’s specialists are investigating the incident.

A statement by the Defense Ministry in Baku dismissed all allegations.

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  1. Hay said:

    We must stay vigilant but not fall for the enemy’s obvious provocations. They are aching for a large response so that Aliyev can somehow “put us in our place” or paint us as an aggressor and guarantee his reelection in October. It’s election season in Azerbaijan, so these provocations are only going to intensify. This past month cease fire violations from all points of contact have drastically increased, without a doubt from a direct order from sultan Aliyev himself.

  2. Kevork said:

    Isn’t this an act of war? This act is against Armenia not NKR, therefore it amounts to a declaration of war on Armenia. Being that it is in Nakhichevan, every time this happens, the Armenian army should not let this go. There must be consequences for these acts of terrorism.

    • bigmoustache said:

      where have u been, they’ve been firing into Armenia for years now. certain towns near the azeri border (north eastern Armenia) where the azeris have the higher ground are always being fired on by snipers

      • Kevork said:

        I’ve heard about Azeris shooting at villages, but this is the first I heard that an Armenian soldier was killed in Nakhichevan. I don’t remember any cases where a soldier from Armenia proper was killed, this is very serious and I am surprised at no outrage.

  3. vartan said:

    THESE SOLDERS SHOT BY SARKISYANS’ PEACE PARTNER ALIEV EFENDY, WHEN MR SARKISYAN WILL WAKE UP AND SEE THE TRUTH. WHAT IS ARMENIAN LEADESHP DOING FOR THIS ONGOING SENSLESS KILLINGS. O YES THEY ARE ON SUMMER VACATION. DOES ARMENIA LOOKS LIKE A COUNTRY . WHEN THEY WILL SHOW A SERIOUS REACTION.

    • Armanen said:

      The azerbaijanis get killed too by Armenians, perhaps not as often since they are usually the ones to initiate the shootings, but they certainly get their @sses handed to them when ever they attempt to make incursions into Artsakh.

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