Another Armenian soldier serving with an armed unit of the self-declared Nagorno-Karabakh Republic was killed on Fraiday afternoon (31 March). The Armenian web portal 168.am said that 24 year old contract soldier, Gor Hovhannisyan, "received a fatal injury on March 31 at 14:45 as a result of ceasefire violation by Azerbaijan in the eastern direction of contact line"
The incident has so far not been reported by the Azerbaijani side. Another Armenian soldier was reported killed in a similar incident on Tuesday
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