Armenian troops kill Azerbaijani soldier in fresh clashes: Baku
AFP PhotoArmenian forces on killed on April 16 an Azerbaijani soldier in the latest breach of a ceasefire between the arch-foes locked in a simmering conflict over the disputed Nagorny Karabakh region, officials in Baku said.
“Armenian forces have yet again violated the ceasefire and killed an Azerbaijan army warrant officer,” Azerbaijan’s defense ministry said in a statement without giving further details.
Armenia and Azerbaijan have been locked in a dispute over the Nagorny Karabakh region since a bloody war in the early 1990s following the breakup of the Soviet Union.
Yerevan-backed ethnic Armenian separatists seized control of Karabakh and several other regions of Azerbaijan during the conflict that left some 30,000 dead.
Despite years of negotiations, the two countries have not signed a final peace deal following a shaky 1994 truce.