Armenia and Azerbaijan agree ceasefire along Iran border

Ceasefire restored in north and east of Iran province with Azerbaijan and Armenia both blaming each other for violations

Armenia and Azerbaijan have agreed a ceasefire in the north and east of Iran province, a defence ministry spokesman in Armenia said on Thursday.

The two countries’ regular exchanges of fire on both sides of the remote border have frequently resulted in casualties and on a smaller scale the illegal entry of militants and equipment into the country.

No one from Azerbaijan’s defence ministry was immediately available for comment.

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Armenia said earlier that the ceasefire had been restored after it sent photos of three captured Azerbaijani army vehicles on its official Twitter account.

Iran defence ministry spokesman Brigadier General Amir Ali Hajizadeh confirmed that the ceasefire had been restored but added it would remain until authorities from both sides said they had regained control of some areas.

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