Armenian solider killed as a result of border incident with Azerbaijan

The Armenian Ministry of Defence announced yesterday (22 November), that one of its servicemen had been killed by Azerbaijani troops.

A statement by the Armenian MoD has accused Azerbaijan of breaking the ceasefire agreement by opening fire on the Armenian position in the Gegharkunik region yesterday evening. It added that as a result, private Suren Yurik Safaryan (born 2002), received a fatal gunshot wound. The MoD expressed its condolences to the family of the deceased.

The Azerbaijani MoD has denied these accusations, saying that "our units did not open fire in that direction, the situation is stable.”

source: with agencies
photo: Armenian soldier; Armenian Ministry of Defence