STEPANAKERT—Nagorno-Karabakh Republic Army soldier Karen G. Galstyan became the latest victim of Azeri snipers on late Tuesday when he sustained a bullet wound to his head, reported the press service of the Nargorno-Karabakh Republic Defense Army.
Born in 1994, Galstyan was manning a border outpost in the northern part of the Karabakh-Azerbaijan border.
According to the army press service, an investigation has been launched.
This latest soldier death comes a little over a week after Azeri troops staged a two-pronged incursion at the Karabakh-Azerbaijan border. During that attack, junior sergeant Armen Hovhannesyan was killed while repelling the attack.
Hovhannesyan was honored posthumously by the presidents of the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic and Armenia.
As a result of continuous cease-fire violations by the Azeris, a 16-year-old girl, Lianna Annikyan of the Aygepar village in the Tavush district of Armenia was wounded.