57 casualties reported in Armed Forces of Armenia and Artsakh last year

Fifty-seven casualties were reported in the Armand Forces of Armenia and Nagorno Karabakh last year, Spokesman for the Armenian Minister of Defense Artsrun Hovhannisyan said in a Facebook post.

He added that 38 soldiers were killed at the line of contact by Azerbaijani snipers or as a result of infringement attempts and other actions of the rival. Two were killed in traffic accidents, another two because of diseases.

One case of murder was registered. Six servicemen committed or were forced to commit suicide. Four died because of accidents.

In three cases the servicemen violated the rules of military duty and one death resulted from mine blast.

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