News ID: 274967
Published: 0154 GMT October 01, 2020

Iranian child injured by mortar shells of Karabakh conflict

Iranian child injured by mortar shells of Karabakh conflict

Mortar shells from the military conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan over the Nagorno-Karabakh region has hit a village in the Iranian soil, injuring a 6-year-old child.

Ali Amiri, governor of Khoda Afarin region in East Azarbaijan province, said on Thursday that five shells have hit ‘Parviz Khanlou’ village near the borders, noting that two of them have hit residential areas.

He said that a 6-year-old child was injured during the incident and was immediately sent to the hospital and received treatment. The injury was not serious and the child is back home, he added, according to IRNA.

Since the start of the military conflict on Sunday, numerous mortar shells have hit the Iranian soil.

Tehran has pointed to the need for a ceasefire and solving the dispute through dialogue while also warning both sides about mistakenly firing towards the Iranian soil.

Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif called on Azerbaijan and Armenia to exercise self-restraint and declare a ceasefire as tensions in separate phone calls on Sunday.

Azerbaijan and Armenia fought a war over Nagorno-Karabakh in the 1990s. The mountainous region locates inside Azerbaijan but is run by ethnic Armenians. It broke away from Azerbaijan in a conflict that broke out as the Soviet Union collapsed in 1991.


Mehr News Agency (MNA) contributed to this story.

Resource: MNA
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