Azerbaijani soldiers wave national flags as they celebrate the transfer of the Lachin region to Azerbaijan's control, as part of a peace deal that required Armenian forces to cede the Azerbaijani territories they held outside Nagorno-Karabakh, Dec. 1, 2020.
FILE - Azerbaijani soldiers wave national flags after the transfer of the Lachin region to Azerbaijani control, part of a peace deal requiring Armenia to cede Azerbaijani territories it held outside Nagorno-Karabakh, Dec. 1, 2020.

Two Azerbaijani journalists and a local government official reportedly were killed Friday in a land mine explosion.

The three died when their car ran over an anti-tank mine in Azerbaijan's Kalbacar district. Four other people were reportedly injured.

Azerbaijan's foreign ministry identified the journalists killed as Sirac Abisov of state-run AzTV and Maharram Ibrahimov of state news agency AzerTag.

The ministry blamed the deaths on Armenia and accused it of violating the Geneva Conventions by using land mines. Armenia has not responded.

Tensions again have flared in recent weeks as each side accuses the other of making incursions.

A six-week war between the two sides erupted last year over the breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh. Nearly 7,000 are believed to have died in the conflict.

A Russia-brokered cease-fire in November saw Armenia return territory controlled by Armenians for decades, including Kalbacar.

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