Armenian Armed Forces started to fire Azerbaijan’s Terter city and nearby villages, told Trend Vagif Dargahli, head of the Azerbaijani defense ministry’s press service.
“At about 23:30 the Armenian forces began shelling the city of Terter and the nearby villages” he said.
According to him, the firing is conducted by “Grad” rockets, D-30 howitzer and mortars.
He also noted that the Azerbaijani army is shelling the firing positions and military units of the enemy, while the Armenian troops opened fire on civilians.
The conflict between the two South Caucasus countries began in 1988 when Armenia made territorial claims against Azerbaijan. As a result of the ensuing war, in 1992 Armenian armed forces occupied 20 percent of Azerbaijan, including the Nagorno-Karabakh region and seven surrounding districts. The 1994 ceasefire agreement was followed by peace negotiations. Armenia has not yet implemented four UN Security Council resolutions on withdrawal of its armed forces from the Nagorno-Karabakh and the surrounding districts.