April 21, 2016 / 8:02 AM / 2 years ago

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

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

An ethnic Armenian soldier stands guard at the checkpoint near Nagorno-Karabakh's town of Martuni, April 8, 2016. REUTERS/Staff

Dozens died in clashes between Azeri and Armenian-backed forces over 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; Editing by Maria Kiselyova

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