On 21 January, the Nagorno Karabakh Defence Ministry reported the death of 39-year-old serviceman Artur Nalbandyan at military outpost on the northern mountainous segment of the line-of-contact (LoC). Further news reports detailed that Nalbandyan had died as a result of a fall. (1, 2)
The incident is currently being investigated, with no further details on the incident. Parts of the northern segments of the LoC are known for being extremely mountainous, particulairly near the Omar pass and Mrav peak, military outposts from the two sides are located further away than on other parts of the LoC.