Armenian Soldier Killed In Another Karabakh Skirmish

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Armenian Soldier Killed In Another Karabakh Skirmish

Postby Hyemedia » Fri Jan 21, 2011 6:49 pm

An Armenian soldier has been shot dead in continuing truce violations at Armenian-Azerbaijani “line of contact” around Nagorno-Karabakh, military authorities in Stepanakert said on Friday.

Nagorno-Karabakh’s ethnic Armenian Defense Army said the soldier, Hovik Sukiasian, was killed on Thursday morning in an “intensive shootout” provoked by Azerbaijani forces deployed southeast of the disputed territory.
“According to preliminary data, Azerbaijani troops suffered much bigger casualties as a result of the shootout,” the Karabakh army said in a statement. Its spokesman, Senor Hasratian, could not give further details when contacted by RFE/RL’s Armenian service....... ... -skirmish/
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