A Russian soldier has been found stabbed to death near the Russian military base where he served in Armenia, in the second fatal incident involving a Russian soldier at the base this year.

A spokeswoman for Armenian investigators, Sonna Truzyan, said the soldier was found dead Monday morning near the World War II memorial Mother of Armenia. Russian news agencies cited the Russian military as saying that he is believed to have been killed by a fellow Russian soldier, who has been taken into custody.

Another Russian soldier is awaiting trial in the killing of seven members of an Armenian family in January.

The soldiers were posted to the Russian military base in Gyumri, the second-largest city in Armenia, a former Soviet republic.