Azerbaijani soldier killed by Armenian snipers

An Azerbaijani soldier was killed by Armenian snipers at border.

Azerbaijani soldier killed by Armenian snipers

A lieutenant in the Azerbaijani army was killed when Armenian soldiers opened fire in violation of a ceasefire.

The incident took place along the Armenian-Azerbaijani border on Monday where Armenian snipers opened fire along the front lines in the Agdam region, according to a statement by the Azerbaijani Ministry of Defense.

Azerbaijan's Defense Minister Zakir Hasanov expressed his condolences to the loved ones of Lieutenant Sebuhi Ezizov, and stated that Ezizov would be honored with a 3rd degree "military service success” medal. 

On Saturday, Azerbaijan's Ministry of Defence released a statement accusing Armenia of firing at the Azerbaijani border 201 times at various posts - causing Azerbaijan's forces to fire back.

The alleged violations of the ceasefire took place when an Azerbaijani army captain was shot dead by Armenian fire on Thursday. The statement also claimed that a civilian was injured and homes and a school were shelled.   

The ceasefire was agreed to at the end of a three-year war between 1991 and 1994 over the sovereignty of the Nagorno-Karabakh region, after the disintegration of the Soviet Union.


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