Azerbaijani media sources, citing the Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry, have reported that a second Azerbaijani border guard has been killed as a resilt of Armenian fire. The incident occured early on Saturday morning (7 March) less than forty eight hours after a similar fatality was reported close to the same area near Dash Salahly village of Azerbaijan's Gazakh region, at the northern most part of the international border between the two countries. The deceased soldier was named as Eltun Elman Garayev. The Foreign Ministry sources called the incident a bloody provocation and said responsability for the killing was on Armenia.
The deceased soldier was buried later on Saturday in his hom,e village, Gazgurdaly in Barda region.
There has so far not been any comment on the Armenian side.
photo: A relative holds a picture of an Azerbaijani border guard killed on Saturdasy, 7 March on the country's international border with Armenia.