Armed incident occurs on Azerbaijan-Iran border, casualty reported

Armed incident occurs on Azerbaijan-Iran border, casualty reported
  • Clock-gray 14:59
  • calendar-gray 18 June 2020

At about 09:40 p.m. on June 17, 2020, on the service area of the border outpost near Kurunj village of Azerbaijan’s Jalilabad region under Goytepe border detachment of the Border Troops of the State Border Service, the violation of the state border into the territory of the Azerbaijan Republic by 3 unknown persons from the Islamic Republic of Iran was detected by the border patrol unit, the Press Center of the State Border Service told APA

The border outpost was alarmed “To arms” command, the service area was closed, the border guards of the IRI were informed about the incident. The “Stop” command was given by the border patrol unit and the warning fire was opened into the air. But the border violators didn’t obey the command, opened fire on the border patrol unit from automatic gun and Winchester rifle and attempted the life of the border guards.

The meeting of border representatives of Azerbaijan and Iran has been held in the scene. Currently necessary operational investigative movements regarding the incident are being carried out by "Goytapa" frontier detachment of the Border Troops of the State Border Service and employees of Lankaran Military Prosecutor's Office. 

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