BAKU, Azerbaijan (AP) -- Azerbaijan says three of its troops have been killed in the past ten days as the conflict in its separatist region of Nagorno-Karabakh escalates.
Defense ministry spokesman Vagif Dargakhli on Thursday accused of Armenian forces of shelling Azerbaijani villages along the front line with heavy-caliber weapons and said the fighting is getting worse.
Nagorno-Karabakh, a separatist region of Azerbaijan, which has been under the control of Armenia's military and local ethnic Armenians since an all-out war ended in 1994.
Military officials in Nagorno-Karabakh on Wednesday accused Azerbaijani forces of using a tank against their positions for the first time since the cease-fire in 1994.
Asked about the possible use of tanks, Dargakhli said Azerbaijani forces are using "different caliber weapons, depending on the situation."