Weekend skirmishes leave one Armenian soldier dead

An Armenian soldier was reportedly killed over the weekend after skirmishes with Azerbaijani troops.

The incident took place on Saturday, resulting in the death of nineteen year-old conscript soldier Hrach Piliposyan, who was reportedly killed near the village of Verin Shorzha. The Armenian Ministry of Defence is yet to issue a statement, but Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty's Armenian Service report that Armenian officials confirmed the death, promising clarification later on.

Azerbaijan has accused Armenian troops of opening fire on its positions throughout the weekend and into the start of this week, adding that adequate retaliatory measures were being taken. Armenia has denied these allegations.

source: commonspace.eu with RFE/RL (Prague)