File photo of smoke from fire as it rises above the ground in Martakert province, after an unmanned military air vehicle was shot down by the self-defense army of Nagorno-Karabakh according to Armenian media, during clashes over the breakaway Nagorno-Karabakh region, April 4, 2016. REUTERS/Vahram Baghdasaryan/Photolure(reuters_tickers)
YEREVAN (Reuters) - A soldier from the Armenian-backed Nagorno-Karabakh was killed by gunfire from Azerbaijan on Thursday morning, the defence ministry of the breakaway region said.
Dozens died in clashes between Azeri and Armenian-backed forces over Nagorno-Karabakh earlier this month.
A Moscow-brokered ceasefire halted four days of fierce fighting on April 5 but sporadic shooting still breaks out.
(Reporting by Hasmik Mkrtchyan; Writing by Margarita Antidze; Editing by Maria Kiselyova)