Armenian Soldier Killed by Azeri Sniper

An Armenian soldier stands guard at a military outpost along the border with Azerbaijan

YEREVAN—An Armenian soldier, Mher Hakobyan, 24, was killed by enemy fire at a military outpost in the southern regions of the “line of contact” between Nagorno Karabakh and Azerbaijan. The incident took place on Thursday morning, Artsakh’s Ministry of Defense reports.

“The Ministry of Defense shares the sorrow of this heavy loss and expressed support to Mher Hakobyan’s family and friends,” a report of the incident from the Ministry says.

A probe into the details of the incident is under way.

For bravery shown during the defense of the Artsakh Republic’s state border, Artsakh’s President Bako Sahakian on Thursday posthumously awarded the Senior Lieutenant Mher Hakobyan with the “Service in Battle” medal, the President’s press office reports.

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