The Armenian authorities announced an increased number of dead and injured during the conflict with Azerbaijan on the border. The Ministry of defense reported that more than 100 soldiers were injured and 16 people were killed during clashes in Nagorno-Karabakh, RIA Novosti reports.
Earlier it was reported that civilians were injured by Azerbaijani shelling.
The new escalation of the conflict became known on the morning of September 27. Azerbaijan announced the shelling by Armenian troops, which resulted in civilian casualties, and launched a military operation on the border. Mobilization has been declared in Armenia, and the authorities of the disputed region report that Armenian soldiers and civilians were killed.
In 1991, Nagorno-Karabakh, populated mainly by Armenians, declared independence from Azerbaijan. Baku tried to return the region by force, and war broke out. In 1994, Azerbaijan, Armenia and the unrecognized Nagorno-Karabakh Republic signed a Protocol of truce with the mediation of Russia. Periodically, military operations resume. In July of this year, there were clashes on the Armenian-Azerbaijani border, about 300 kilometers from Karabakh. The death toll on both sides was 18.