Azerbaijani soldier killed by Armenian gunfire: Baku
BAKU - Anadolu Agency
Armenian and Karabakh armed forces hold joint military exercises at a training ground near the town of Tigranakert in the unrecognized Republic of Karabakh on Nov. 14, 2014. AFP PhotoAn Azerbaijani soldier was killed in border clashes with Armenian forces, according to a statement from the Azerbaijani Ministry of Defense on Feb. 21.
The clashes erupted on early Feb. 21 between Armenian and Azerbaijani soldiers when an Armenian reconnaissance unit tried to cross the front line into southern Azerbaijan, the statement said.
The Armenian soldiers violated the ceasefire by opening fire and killing Azerbaijani soldier Zelimhan Cavadov, according to the Azerbaijani Ministry of Defense.
Azerbaijan and Armenia, two former Soviet republics, fought a war over the disputed region of Nagorno-Karabakh between 1988 and 1994.
The two countries signed a ceasefire in 1994, but it has been periodically disrupted by cross-border incidents.