Several Azerbaijani civilians seriously wounded by Armenians (PHOTO)
Barda, Azerbaijan, Apr.29
By Elchin Mehdiyev - Trend:
Armenian armed forces have shelled Azerbaijani settlements from the occupied territories as a result of which two people were killed and several more got injured, Trend's correspondent reported Apr.29.
Currently, three people, injured as a result of the Armenian shelling on the night of Apr.28, are receiving treatment in the diagnostic and treatment center in Azerbaijan's Barda city.
Two of them - Zahid Rahimov and Anar Abdullayev - are the residents of Chemenli village, while one of them - Elgiz Garayev - is from the village of Garadaghli.
The injured have shrapnel wounds, traumatic brain injuries and concussions as a result of the mine explosions, the surgeon of the diagnostic and treatment center Eldar Ahmadov told reporters.
A group of foreign journalists accredited in Azerbaijan and local media representatives will become familiar with the situation on the line of contact and the facts of Armenian vandalism on Apr.29.
Starting from April 27 evening until 04:00 (GMT + 4) April 28, the Armenian armed forces were firing at the Azerbaijani settlements and the Azerbaijani army positions in the Terter and Aghdam districts of Azerbaijan.
Two people were killed and many more wounded as a result of the Aghdam shelling. At least 84 houses in the district were heavily damaged, some of them completely destroyed.
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.