Azerbaijan: troops foil Armenian border "sabotage" attempt

Azerbaijan: troops foil Armenian border "sabotage" attempt

Both sides confirmed the incident in Kalbajar region, which lies just west of disputed Nagorno-Karabakh.

Armenia’s defence ministry said the six were doing engineering work. Azerbaijan said they had "tried to mine supply routes" near Azeri army positions.

Azerbaijan made big gains in Nagorno-Karabakh before a November peace deal.

The Nagorno-Karabakh conflict in the Caucasus mountains flared up again last September for six weeks. Fighting in the 1990s left Armenia controlling the disputed territory. Internationally, Nagorno-Karabakh is recognised as part of Azerbaijan.

The Armenians said the six soldiers had not crossed the border before they were captured.

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