Azerbaijani soldier killed by Armenian gunfire

Armenian soldiers launch armed assault in violation of ceasefire, Azerbaijani officials say.

Azerbaijani soldier killed by Armenian gunfire

World Bulletin / News Desk

An Azerbaijani soldier was killed in border clashes with Armenian forces, according to a statement from the Azerbaijani Ministry of Defense on Saturday.

The clashes erupted on early Saturday between Armenian and Azerbaijani soldiers when an Armenian reconnaissance unit tried to cross the front line into southern Azerbaijan, the statement said.

The Armenian soldiers violated the ceasefire by opening fire and killing Azerbaijani soldier Zelimhan Cavadov, according to the Azerbaijani Ministry of Defense.

The Azerbaijani defense ministry also added that their nation will take a tough position against Armenia.  

Azerbaijan and Armenia, two former Soviet republics, fought a war over the disputed region of Nagorno-Karabakh between 1988 and 1994.

The two countries signed a ceasefire in 1994, but it has been periodically disrupted by cross-border incidents.

Last Mod: 21 Şubat 2015, 10:25
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