Azerbaijan Says Soldier Killed In Border Clash

Radio Free Europe, Czech Republic
June 23 2004

Azerbaijan Says Soldier Killed In Border Clash

23 June 2004 — Azerbaijan’s Defense Ministry today said one of its
soldiers has been killed by an Armenian sniper along the tense border
that separates the two neighbors.

The ministry said in a statement that 23-year-old Lieutenant Teimur
Panakhov was shot yesterday in the Qazakh region of northwest
Azerbaijan, near the border with Armenia.

There was no immediate reaction to the statement from the Armenian

The area has recently been a hotspot for clashes between the two
sides, which are supposed to be observing a cease-fire after fighting
each other in a territorial war in the early 1990s.