Azerbaijan, Barda, Dec. 23 / Trend S. Jaliloglu /
A civilian was blown up in Azerbaijani Terter region on the contact line of troops today. Asadov Sabir, 71, was blown up while tending cows, Terter region civil defense staff head Ilqar Musayev told Trend .
The conflict between the two South Caucasus countries began in 1988 when Armenia made territorial claims against Azerbaijan. Armenian armed forces have occupied 20 percent of Azerbaijan since 1992, including the Nagorno-Karabakh region and 7 surrounding districts. Azerbaijan and Armenia signed a ceasefire agreement in 1994.
Armenia has not yet implemented the U.N. General Assembly's resolutions on the liberation of the Nagorno-Karabakh region and the occupied territories.