YEREVAN—Azerbaijani forces launched attacks against Armenian border units stationed at the Nakhichevan border, killing one soldier, reported Armenian Defense Ministry spokesperson Artsrun Hovhannisyan in Facebook post Friday.
At 6:30 p.m., according to Hovhannisyan’s post, Azerbaijani forces launched attack against the town of Gorhayk in the Syunik Region, using heavy artillery.
As a result of retaliation efforts by Armenian forces, the Azerbaijani side incurred heavy losses, said Honhannisyan on his Facebook post.
“Unfortunately, however, during the operation, Armenian Army soldier Aman Mayisi Yepremyan, born 1987, was killed,” announced Hovhannisyan, who expressed condolences to the soldier’s family on behalf of the Defense Ministry.
Hovhannisyan pointed out that the border with Nakhichevan has not seen active combat since last year, when two Armenian soldiers were killed, prompting an advance by Armenian forces that resulted in the fortification of the border.
The ministry spokesman said that while Armenian Armed Forces were doing everything to restore stability on the border, the Azerbaijani forces were advancing tensions.