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Baku Says Officer Killed By Armenian Snipers

Baku has again accused Yerevan of violating the cease-fire along the border with Azerbaijan's breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh.

The Azerbaijani Defense Ministry issued a statement on January 27 in which they accused Armenian snipers of killing Lieutenant Sabuhi Azizov, the latest in several days of apparent tit-for-tat clashes along the border.

Last week, Azerbaijan claimed Armenian troops had killed another Azerbaijani soldier.

The reported deaths follow a spate of raids by both sides over the past two weeks that left at least one Nagorno-Karabakh soldier dead.

Armenian separatists seized the mainly Armenian-populated region of Nagorno-Karabakh from Azerbaijan during a war in the 1990s.

Diplomatic efforts to settle the conflict have brought no results.

With reporting by
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