By Aisha Jabbarova
Units of the Azerbaijani Army today detained a member of Armenian reconnaissance-sabotage group that infiltrated into Azerbaijan’s territories in Lachin region, the Defence Ministry’s press service reported on June 8.
According to initial investigation, the group sought to plant mines in Azerbaijan’s territories.
The ministry said that the group had taken advantage of unfavorable weather conditions to enter Azerbaijan’s territories. Other members of the group retreated.
The ministry shared the coordinates of the detained member of the group, Arthur Kartanyan.
Armenia has recently stepped up cross-border provocation amidst border demarcation between the two countries.
On June 2, Azerbaijan expelled around 40 Armenian armed forces that illegally entered 400 meters into its territory near Kalbajar region’s Armudlu village.
Six more Armenian saboteurs were detained on May 27 after infiltrating into Azerbaijan with the purpose of planting mines on the supply routes leading to the Azerbaijani Army near Kalbajar.
Baku has warned Yerevan against provocations on the border, stressing that Armenia carries responsibility for increase of tension.
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