Armenian armed forces have shelled Azerbaijan’s Terter district, including its Gapanli village on Apr.26 from 01:05 to 04:25 (UTC/GMT +4 hours), by using 82-mm and 120-mm mortars, 122-mm howitzers D-30 and D?-21 multiple rocket launchers, Azerbaijan’s Defense Ministry said Apr.26.
In response, Azerbaijani armed forces inflicted strikes only on Armenian military facilities.
Azerbaijan’s Defense Ministry said that the criminal military and political leadership of Armenia bears responsibility for any incident that can occur on the line of contact between Armenian and Azerbaijani armies.
On the night of April 2, 2016, all the frontier positions of Azerbaijan were subjected to heavy fire from the Armenian side, which used large-caliber weapons, mortars and grenade launchers. Azerbaijan responded with a counter-attack, which led to liberation of several strategic heights and settlements.
Military operations were stopped on the line of contact between Azerbaijani and Armenian armies on Apr. 5 at 12:00 (UTC/GMT + 4 hours) with the consent of the sides.
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.