Azeri military officials reported the loss of a serviceman today on the line-of-contact near the city of Tartar, corresponding to the Martakert region of Nagorno Karabakh on the other side. The official report stated among other things:
“On 09 June Azerbaijani Army serviceman Elshan Khalilov Vugar oglu was martyred as a result of enemy fire in the direction of the Tartar region”
The report did not mention the weapon type, nor other details of the incident. This comes amid heightened tensions between the two sides, and is the second reported death of an Azeri serviceman in the past 10 days.
No official comment has been released from Armenian military officials on the matter.