Special military vehicles of the Azerbaijani Army. Photo: press service of the Ministry of Defence of Azerbaijan

15 October 2021, 11:48

Azeri MoD announces serviceman's death

An Azerbaijani military serviceman was killed by a sniper's shot made from the responsibility area of Russian peacemakers in Karabakh. The Azerbaijani Ministry of Defence (MoD) has treated the incident as a terror act.

The "Caucasian Knot" has reported that on October 13, the Azeri MoD stated that a motor convoy with construction materials had been shelled in the responsibility zone of Russian peacemakers in the Kelbadjar District. The MoD of Nagorno-Karabakh refuted this information, but Russian peacemakers confirmed the fact of shelling.

On October 14, Afgan Bakhram oglu Khamzaev, an Azerbaijani serviceman, was killed by a sniper's shot made from the territory controlled by Russian peacemakers. According to the MoD of Azerbaijan, he was shot dead at 6:15 p.m.; it is not specified, in what particular section of Russian peacemakers' responsibility zone the incident took place.

The official Baku treats the incident as a terror act. The Azerbaijani MoD has blamed "illegal Armenian armed units" for the serviceman's death.

This article was originally published on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’ on October 14, 2021 at 11:34 pm MSK. To access the full text of the article, click here.

Author: Faik Medzhid Source: CK correspondent

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