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Armenian Soldier Dies as Clashes Escalate Along Azeri Border

  • Seven killed in attacks by mortar,atillery fire since Dec. 1
  • Both sides say cease-fire has been violated hundreds of times

An Armenian soldier was killed in an overnight clash with Azeri forces, the Defense Army of the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region said Saturday on its website, as tensions escalate in the energy-rich region of the South Caucasus.

At least four Armenian troops and three Azeri soldiers have now died and several more have been wounded since Dec. 1 in confrontations that included mortar and artillery fire. The two sides accuse each other of hundreds of cease-fire violations. Nagorno-Karabakh reported Azeris broke the truce 120 times, and Azerbaijan said Armenia violated the cease-fire 84 times in the past 24 hours.