Baku, Azerbaijan, Aug. 8
An Armenian saboteur, Karen Petrosyan, detained in Azerbaijan's Tovuz region Aug.7, has unexpectedly died for unknown reasons, Azerbaijan's Defense Ministry said Aug.8.
An Armenian reconnaissance and sabotage group attempted to cross the Azerbaijani-Armenian contact line in Azerbaijan's Tovuz region Aug.7. Four members of the enemy group were killed and another one, a resident of Chinarli village of Armenia's Berd region, Karen Petrosyan was detained as a result of the measures taken to neutralize the enemy group.
Acute cardiopulmonary failure and acute myocardial failure caused Petrosyan's death, according to the preliminary data. Experts of Ganja regional branch of the medicolegal investigation and pathological anatomy center of the Defense Ministry are determining the cause of his death.
Azerbaijan Office of the International Committee of the Red Cross has been informed about the issue.
The conflict between the two South Caucasus countries began in 1988 when Armenia made territorial claims against Azerbaijan. As a result of the ensuing war, in 1992 Armenian armed forces occupied 20 percent of Azerbaijan, including the Nagorno-Karabakh region and seven surrounding districts.
The two countries signed a ceasefire agreement in 1994. The co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group, Russia, France and the U.S. are currently holding peace negotiations.
Armenia has not yet implemented the U.N. Security Council's four resolutions on the liberation of the Nagorno-Karabakh and the surrounding regions.
Edited by CN