An Armenian soldier was killed, three others were wounded as a result of firing from the Azerbaijani side in the direction of the Paravakar sector of the Berd-Ihevan highway, Press Service of the Armenian Ministry of Defense reports.
The accident occurred between 1 and 2 p.m. today. Both civilian and military vehicles suffered in the shelling.
According to the Ministry, Garik Poghosyan was killed in the accident; Arthur Andranikyan, Arayik Zhamharyan and Martin Petrosyan (all born in 1994) were taken to hospital.
The Office of the Personal Representative of the OSCE Chairman-in-Office Andrzej Kasprzyk has been informed of the incident.
The Ministry of Defense declared that this vicious step of the rival will not go unpunished and added that the instigator carries full responsibility for the provocation.
The Ministry shares the sorrow of this heavy loss and offers its deepest condolences to Gagik Poghosyan’s family and friends.