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YEREVAN. – Junior Sergeant Vardan Ohanyan, who died during the diversion operations by the Azerbaijani side targeted at Horadiz, Karabakh, on Wednesday early in the morning, was 20 years old and was from Ashtarak, Armenian MOD representative Meri Sargsyan told Armenian News-NEWS.am. Criminal case is instigated on his death.

As Armenian News-NEWS.am informed earlier, an Azerbaijani intelligence-diversion unit once again attempted to infiltrate to an Nagorno-Karabakh Republic Defense Army military position stationed along the line of contact between the Karabakh-Azerbaijani opposing forces. This attempt was carried out on Wednesday at around 4:15am. But NKR Defense Army vanguard subdivisions resorted to a defensive battle and, as a result, drove the Azerbaijani unit back to its initial point.

As a result of the skirmish, the adversary suffered considerable losses, but the Armenian side had losses, too. During the operation toward rendering the Azerbaijani diversion unit ineffective, Junior Sergeant Vardan Ohanyan was killed, privates Arayik Mavreyan and Volodya Tsatryan were wounded.

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