In 2016, Azerbaijan lost 8 soldiers in the defense and security sector. According to the Institute for Military Studies (Caspian Defense Studies Institute – CDSI), four people were killed in the fighting, and four others – in non-combat.
Four were killed in a shelling from the Armenian side, one was killed in a traffic accident, one died from illness, one was killed in an accident, and another was killed by a colleague.
Of those killed, five were ordinary soldiers, two were re-enlisted, and one was a Lieutenant.
Seven of the dead were from the Ministry of Defense, and one was from the State Border Service.