05:22 GMT05 August 2020
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    YEREVAN (Sputnik) - The Armenian Defence Ministry said on Tuesday that the country's air defence forces shot down an Azerbaijani drone in the border area amid the recent escalation.

    "Armenian air defense units hit a drone of the Azerbaijani armed forces, which is used as a fire control system," ministry spokeswoman Shushan Stepanyan wrote on Facebook.

    On Sunday, an armed confrontation took place on the Azerbaijani-Armenian border, notably far from where the two usually exchange hostilities in the disputed territory of Nagorno-Karabakh. The clash took place near the Movses village along the contact line between Armenia's Tavush province and Azerbaijan's Tovuz province. Yerevan and Baku blamed the initiation of the firing on each other. The Azerbaijani Defense Ministry reported four troops killed, while the Armenian Defense Ministry reported two soldiers injured.

    On Monday, Armenia reported that Azerbaijan continued the assault, shelling the Armenian territory with a frequency of every 15-20 minutes.

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