Nagorno-Karabakh Soldier Killed Along Contact Line


Big News Network, Australia
March 31 2015

RFE Monday 30th March, 2015

Authorities in Azerbaijan’s breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh say
one of their soldiers has been killed by Azerbaijani gunfire.

The separatist region’s military said Ovsep Andreasian, 20, was killed
on March 29.

The announcement came less than 10 days after the breakaway region
accused Azerbaijan of attacks that left three Nagorno-Karabakh
soldiers dead.

Baku and Yerevan have been locked in a conflict over Azerbaijan’s
breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh for nearly 25 years.

Armenia-backed separatists seized the mainly ethnic Armenian-populated
region during a war in the early 1990s that killed some 30,000 people.

Tensions have been increasing in recent months with both sides blaming
the other clashes.

Decades of diplomatic efforts to resolve the conflict have brought
little progress.

Based on reporting by and Interfax

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