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Armenian forces kill five Azerbaijani troops on border

Azerbaijan has accused Armenia of violating its border and shooting dead five of its soldiers, a day after three Armenians were killed in the same area. Armenian “saboteurs” killed four soldiers in one incident and a fifth Azerbaijani soldier was shot dead in another, the defence ministry said. But Armenia’s defence ministry said its forces had reacted to an attempted crossing by Azerbaijani troops.

Visiting US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has called for restraint. She arrived in Georgia on Tuesday from Armenia, with a visit to Azerbaijan scheduled for Wednesday. A formal ceasefire between Azerbaijan and Armenia since their war over the disputed region of Nagorno-Karabakh is looking increasingly fragile.

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