Armenian forces kill Azerbaijani soldier: Baku
BAKU - Agence France-PresseArmenian forces have killed an Azerbaijani soldier in the latest outbreak of border violence over the disputed Nagorny Karabakh region, the defence ministry in Baku said Tuesday.
"A soldier from the Azerbaijani army died as a result of a violation of the ceasefire from the Armenian side," Eldar Sabiroglu, spokesman for the Azerbaijani defence ministry, said. Soldier Kainat Abdullayev was fatally wounded in the incident on Monday evening in the Tartar district on the volatile frontline, the ministry said. Armenia-backed separatists seized Nagorny Karabakh from Azerbaijan in a 1990s war that killed 30,000 people. Despite years of negotiations since a 1994 ceasefire, the two sides have still not signed a peace deal.
Azerbaijan has threatened to take back the disputed region by force if negotiations do not yield results, while Armenia has vowed to retaliate against any military action.