STEPANAKERT (Armenianow) — In fresh escalation of violence in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict zone, the military authorities in Stepanakert say an Armenian soldier was killed by Azerbaijani forces at the line of contact last night.

According to the NKR Defense Ministry, Simon Chavrshyan (born in 1996) was fatally wounded by an enemy bullet while on duty in a military unit stationed in the southern direction.

The Ministry’s press service says increased tensions were observed along the line of contact on the night of February 5, with Azerbaijani forces firing up to 1,500 shots from weapons of different calibers at Armenian positions.

Meanwhile, on Thursday, Armenia’s Defense Ministry denied that Armenian forces were responsible for the death of an Azerbaijani soldier who, according to Baku, was killed as a result of an Armenian “subversive attack” at the border with Azerbaijan. The Ministry said it had “operative data” that the Azerbaijani soldier died as a result of hazing.

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