Baku, March 12, AZERTAC
A diversion attempt of Armenian sabotage and reconnaissance group was prevented on the night March 11, Azerbaijani Defense Ministry said.
Following a fierce shootout, the Armenian side was forced to retreat, suffering losses. Azerbaijani side lost soldier Atayev Anar Mamed oglu, who was killed during the battle.
Azerbaijan's Defense Ministry expressed condolences to the relatives of the deceased soldier.
The conflict between the two South Caucasus countries began in 1988 when Armenia made territorial claims against Azerbaijan.