April 19, 2016 / 12:02 PM / in 2 years

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

YEREVAN (Reuters) - A soldier from the Armenian-backed Nagorno-Karabakh region was killed by gunfire from Azerbaijan on Tuesday morning, said the defense ministry of the breakaway region.

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 Mkrtchyan; Writing by Margarita Antidze and Dmitry Solovyov; Editing by Vladimir Soldatkin

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