Defense Ministry: Azerbaijani serviceman killed, another injured by Armenian side in frontline (UPDATE)
Editor's Note: Information about injured serviceman was added
Azerbaijan, Baku, Oct. 29 / Trend K. Zarbaliyeva /
An Azerbaijani serviceman was killed and another wounded as a result of breach of the ceasefire by Armenian side.
A 19-year-old Azerbaijani serviceman, private soldier Telman Mustafayev was killed on Oct. 28 as a result of breach of the ceasefire by Armenian armed forces on the frontline of Armenian and Azerbaijani forces in the direction of Gazakh region of Azerbaijan, Teymur Abdullayev, spokesman for the Azerbaijani Defense Ministry, told Trend today.
Mustafayev was called to active military service by the Salyan military commissariat in January 2010.
He said that another 19-year-old Azerbaijani serviceman Rasul Hajizade was wounded in the leg as a result of breach of the ceasefire in the direction of Geranboy region. The wounded man is placed in the hospital. His condition is assessed as satisfactory.
He was called to military service by the Agsu military commissariat.
A conflict between the two South Caucasus countries began in 1988 when Armenia made territorial claims against Azerbaijan. Armenian armed forces have occupied 20 percent of Azerbaijan since 1992, including the Nagorno-Karabakh region and seven surrounding districts. Azerbaijan and Armenia signed a ceasefire agreement in 1994.
The co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group - Russia, France, and the U.S. - are currently holding negotiations to resolve the dispute.
Armenia has failed to implement UN Security Council resolutions stipulating the liberation of Nagorno-Karabakh and surrounding regions.