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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

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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)

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