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Karabakh Soldier Shot by Fellow Conscript

At around 7:20 pm on Feb. 5, in one of the defense positions along the line of contact between Karabakh and Azerbaijan forces, according to preliminary data, military serviceman Gor Alaverdyan, violating the rules for handling a machine gun, shot fellow conscript Marat Dimaksyan, 20, who died on the way to hospital around 9 pm on the same day.

Criminal proceedings have been filed with charges of violating rules of handling a weapon that led to a person’s death, a crime punishable by 4 to 8 years in prison, reports the Republic of Armenia Ministry of Defense press service.