Azerbaijani soldiers overnight killed a suspected Armenian intelligence agent who tried to cross the border, Azerbaijan's defence ministry said Saturday in a statement.
The incident occurred in a village in Azerbaijan's north-western Tovuz region, the ministry said, adding that two other intelligence agents fled.
A ceasefire was signed between the two former Soviet republics in 1994 but the dispute remains unresolved after more than a decade of negotiations, and shootings are common. Up to 16 soldiers were killed in a clash last month.
Nagorny-Karabakh is a 4,400-square-kilometre (1,700-square-mile) enclave owned by Azerbaijan, but occupied by Armenia.
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