There has been a tense situation on the line of contact in the Karabakh conflict zone since Tuesday afternoon (7 February) with both sides reporting serious violations of the cease fire.
An Armenian soldiers, member of the military formations of the self-declared Nagorno-Karabakh Republic was reported killed, and two injured. The dead soldier was named as 37 year old Gegham Manukyan who was killed on Wednesday morning at a military outpost located in the eastern direction of the line of contact.
Another serviceman, 19 year old Koryun Kirakosyan was seriously wounded at a military outpost in the direction of Martakert at midday, Ministry of Defence of the self declared Nagorno-Karabakh Republic said in a statement
A third serviceman, 19 year old Koryun Kirakosyan was seriously wounded and is in a grave condition.
source: commonspace.eu with agencies
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