Azerbaijan demands withdrawal of Armenian troops around Nagorno-Karabakh, fighting rages

(Reuters) - Azerbaijan's Defence Ministry on Wednesday demanded the disarmament of "illegal Armenian formations" around the disputed territory of Nagorno-Karabakh after clashes erupted around the enclave.

Earlier, Azerbaijan said one of its soldiers had been killed in fighting around Nagorno-Karabakh. The Armenian-backed separatist government had earlier announced a partial mobilisation of its population.

(Reporting by Reuters; Editing by Chris Reese)

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