Azerbaijan, Barda, 17 November / Trend Sh.Jaliloglu/ A man was blown up at the Armenia-Azerbaijani troops contact line.
Civilian Abdulla Gurbanov, 21, was blown up by an antipersonnel mine nearby Gapanli village in the Terter region (360km of Baku), which is in the south-west of Azerbaijan. Gurbanov sustained serious injuries. He was on his way home from sowing.
The victim was taken to the Terter Central Hospital and then sent to Baku.
The conflict between the two countries of the South Caucasus began in 1988 due to Armenian territorial claims against Azerbaijan. Azerbaijan lost the Nagorno-Karabakh, except of Shusha and Khojali, in December 1991. In 1992-93, Armenian Armed Forces occupied Shusha, Khojali and Nagorno-Karabakh's seven surrounding regions. In 1994, Azerbaijan and Armenia signed a ceasefire agreement at which time the active hostilities ended. The countries keep on peace negotiating.
OSCE Minsk Group co-chaired by USA, Russia, France is engaged in peace settling of the conflict.
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