YEREVAN, May 26. / ARKA /. A Nagorno-Karabakh defense army officer was killed by gunfire from the Azerbaijani side, Nagorno-Karabakh defense ministry said today.
It said the officer- lieutenant colonel Garik Balayan- was killed on May 25 when on duty on the south section of the line of contact between Azeri and Karabakh troops.
“The defense ministry shares the heavy loss and expresses its support to the family members, relatives and colleagues of Garik Balayan," the ministry said. It said an inquiry was launched to clarify the circumstances of the incident. -0-