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Two French journalists hit by shelling in Armenia in grave condition - source

YEREVAN/PARIS (Reuters) - Two French journalists working for newspaper Le Monde are in a grave condition after being shelled by Azeri forces in the town of Martuni in the Nagorno-Karabakh region, an Armenian government source told Reuters.

Le Monde Chief Editor Luc Bronner told Reuters two Le Monde journalists, including one photographer, had been injured. No further details were immediately available.

The journalists were born in 1989 and 1991, and had been filming civilians with a group of journalists in Martuni west of the Nagorno-Karabakh region, the Armenian source said.

(This story corrects location of Martuni)

Reporting by Nvard Hovhannisyan; Additional reporting by Blandine Henault in Paris, Writing by Tom Balmforth; Editing by Alison Williams