Azerbaijani soldier killed amid clashes on Armenian border

Azerbaijani soldier has been killed in ‘sabotage attack’ amid clashes on Armenian border

Photo by: AA
Photo by: AA

Azerbaijani armed forces will take retaliatory measures, Azerbaijani Defence Ministry says.

Azerbaijani Defence Ministry said in a statement on Friday that an Azerbaijani soldier was killed in border clashes with Armenian troops.

The soldier was killed in a “sabotage attack,” said the ministry without giving any further detail of the time or location of the incident.

The ministry offered deep condolences and wished patience to the relatives of the soldier and said it has sparked concerns that international organisations react only when the Armenian side incurs losses.

The ministry also said in the statement that Azerbaijani Armed Forces would take retaliatory measures.

The two former Soviet republics fought a six-year war over the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region between 1988 and 1994. Both still do not have any diplomatic ties and border disputes are regular.

The co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group, Russia, France and the US are currently holding peace negotiations.

TRTWorld and agencies