Azerbaijani Muslims pray in Taza Pir Mosque in the Azerbaijan's capital Baku, on July 29, 2014.(AFP/Tofik Babayev)
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Azerbaijan said Saturday it has lost four troops in new clashes with arch-foe Armenia near the disputed Nagorny Karabakh region, part of a dramatic spike in tensions in a long-simmering conflict.Azeri troops repelled the overnight attack, forcing Armenian soldiers to retreat, the Defense Ministry said.The Defense Ministry of the disputed region said three Azeri troops had been killed and seven others received injuries.The latest clashes came after Azerbaijan said Friday that it had lost eight soldiers in three days of skirmishes with Armenian troops on the border and near the disputed region.
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