More than 10 mortars fired by Azerbaijan and Armenia have landed in Iran. Governor Ali Amiri Raad has confirmed that the mortars collided with the Khoda Afrin district on Iran’s border. The country’s state news agency, Purse Today, gave this information on Sunday.
Governor Ali Amiri Rad said that more than 10 mortars had come into Iranian territory since the conflict began. These have come in non-residential and agricultural sectors. Fortunately, no one was killed.
A source said that an Iranian child was injured in the mortar attack. Tehran has warned both countries to be alert to border violations.
Armenian and Azerbaijani forces have been fighting over the Nagorno-Karbakh region for more than a week. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and Foreign Minister Mohammad Jawad Zarif spoke by telephone with the leaders of both countries soon after the border confrontation began. He called on Armenia and Azerbaijan to establish an immediate cease-fire and to hold talks under international law.
In the late 1970s, a war broke out between Armenia and Azerbaijan in the Karabakh region. The conflict ended in the fall of the former Soviet Union in 1991. 30,000 people were killed in the conflict until a cease-fire was established between the two sides in 1994. Although the Karabakh region is internationally recognized as an area of Azerbaijan, it is controlled by the Armenian government of Armenian origin.