April 15, 2016 / 8:22 AM / 2 years ago

Nagorno-Karabakh says one of its soldiers killed by Azeri gunfire

YEREVAN (Reuters) - Nagorno-Karabakh’s defense ministry said on Friday that one of its soldiers died late on Thursday after he was hit by gunfire from Azerbaijan’s forces.

Armenian artillery is seen near Nagorno-Karabakh's town of Martuni, April 8, 2016. REUTERS/Staff

Dozens died in clashes between Azeri and Armenian-backed forces over the breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh earlier this month.

A Moscow-brokered ceasefire halted four days of fierce fighting on April 5 but sporadic shooting still breaks out.

Reporting by Hasmik Mkrtchayan; Writing by Alexander Winning; Editing by Christian Lowe

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