Azeri soldier killed by sniper near Nagorno-Karabakh

Azerbaijan accused forces backed by neighbouring Armenia on Monday of killing an Azeri soldier near the occupied territory of Nagorno-Karabakh.

Azeri soldier killed by sniper near Nagorno-Karabakh

World Bulletin / News Desk

Azerbaijan accused forces backed by neighbouring Armenia on Monday of killing an Azeri soldier near the occupied territory of Nagorno-Karabakh.

Azerbaijan's Defence Ministry said in a statement that the soldier had been shot dead on Sunday by a sniper near the line of contact with Nagorno-Karabakh, which is controlled by ethnic Armenians but is inside Azerbaijan.

The ministry described this as a violation of a truce signed in 1994 but a military spokesman in Nagorno-Karabakh said the statement by Azerbaijan "does not correspond with reality" and denied violating the terms of the truce.

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