Skirmish on Iranian-Azerbaijani border, five dead

On the territory near the frontier of Dashkend village of Yardimli region of Azerbaijan on Sunday was prevented attempt to violate the state borders, said in a statement of the State Border Service.

At 4:10 a group of 8-10 people was discovered, which was trying to pass the Azerbaijani border with Iran, said in report.

Members of the group have ignored calls to stop and warning shots and opened fire in the direction of the border guards.

As a result of skirmish five infiltrators were wounded and two others were arrested. Military doctors have arrived on the scene bit it was unable to save them, despite all efforts.

The group of trespassers were citizens of Bangladesh and their conductors, who were armed, said in report.

During the inspection of the scene were found bullets by a hunting rifle and one pistol “Browning”.

Head of the State Border Service, Commander of Border Troops, Colonel-General Elchin Guliyev arrived at the scene.

Source: Trend