Two soldiers killed in Artsakh

By Asbarez | Thursday, 08 September 2016

STEPANAKERT—Nineteen –year old Armenian soldier Arman Ghandilyan was killed by Azerbaijani fire during the early hours of September 7 in the northeastern direction of the Nagorno-Karabakh/Azerbaijani border.

According to Artsakh’s Defense Ministry, Azerbaijani forces violated the ceasefire agreement 30 times, firing more than 370 rifle shots to the Artsakh side.

The Defense Ministry also announced a few days earlier that on the night of September 2-3, Armenian serviceman Arayik Samveli Ordubekyan, 19, was killed by gunshot by Azerbaijani forces in the southern direction of the border.

Azerbaijan had reportedly fired more than 600 shots toward Artsakh, violating the ceasefire agreement 30 times.

Artsakh President Bako Sahakian honored Ghandilyan’s and Ordubekyan’s life with a “For Service in Battle” award for bravery in defense of the Nagorno-Karabakh State border, reported Artsakh’s Press Office.