Azerbaijan says one soldier killed in fighting over Nagorno-Karabakh

Smoke from fire 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, in this April 4, 2016 file photo. REUTERS/Vahram Baghdasaryan/Photolure

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Azerbaijan said on Thursday one of its soldiers had been killed in fighting over the breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh.

“Armenian military-political leadership is fully responsible for this bloody provocation along the line of confrontation and our response to the enemy will be shattering,” the Azeri defense ministry said in a statement.

Reporting by Nailia Bagirova; writing by Jack Stubbs; Editing by Vladimir Soldatkin