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Armenian Soldier Reported Killed in Tense Region

YEREVAN, Armenia — Officials in Nagorno-Karabakh said an Armenian soldier was killed by a sniper near the no-man's-land separating the disputed territory from the rest of Azerbaijan.

Nagorno-Karabakh and some adjacent territory have been under the control of Armenian soldiers and ethnic Armenian local troops since the end of a six-year separatist war in 1994. A wide demilitarized zone separates those forces from Azerbaijani forces.

Both sides report frequent shooting and attempted incursions from the other side.

The Nagorno-Karabakh defense ministry said Saturday that a 37-year-old soldier on duty at the zone's edge had been killed by sniper fire from the other side.

(AP)

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