Baku, Azerbaijan, July 4
On July 4 at 20:40 (local Baku time) the Armenian armed forces have again violated ceasefire, in the direction of the Alkhanli village of Fizuli district, using 82 and 120 millimeter mortars and heavy grenade launchers, the Azerbaijani Defense Ministry said in a message July 4.
As a result of this provocation, the residents of the village Sakhiba Guliyeva (born in 1967), and Zakhra Guliyeva (born in 2015) were killed. Servinaz Guliyeva (born in 1965), who got wounded, was taken to the military hospital and was operated on.
The relevant international structures were informed about the incident.
Due to adequate retaliatory actions undertaken by the military units of the Azerbaijan's Armed Forces located in this direction, the enemy was suppressed.
The Ministry of Defense declares that the military-political leadership of Armenia bears full responsibility for this bloody provocation.
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.