STEPANAKERT — An Armenian soldier from a military unit situated in the northern direction of the Karabakh-Azerbaijani line of contact was shot dead while on combat duty on March 19, the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic’s Defense Ministry reports.

The killed soldier is identified as Arman Ghukasyan born in 1994. Probe into the details of the case is under way.

Meanwhile, according to yet unconfirmed media reports, an Armenian officer was also wounded in the incident that took place in Martakert. The officer was reportedly transported to Stepanakert’s hospital.

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