As a result of exchanges of gunfire started early this week, five soldiers from the Azerbaijani side and three soldiers from among the Armenian troops were killed in clashes.
According to a statement made by the Azerbaijani Ministry of Defense, Armenian forces opened heavy fire along the frontline between Azerbaijan and Armenia and the Azerbaijani military responded. The Azerbaijani soldier died after a mine in the conflict zone between Armenia and Azerbaijan exploded.
The statement says the conflict has intensified since yesterday.
NATO also responded to the escalating tension along the border between Armenia and Azerbaijan, expressing its regret about the deadly border clash. “We hope the situation will not lead to instability in the region,” said William Lahue, the alliance's liaison officer for the South Caucasus.