Nine-year Azerbaijani child killed in firing by Armenian troops
Azerbaijan, Baku, March 8 / Trend, K.Zarbaliyeva /
Nine-year resident of Orta Garvand village, Agdam region was killed as a result of cease-fire violation by the troops of Armenia, Agdam region prosecutor Islam Gasimov told Trend Tuesday.
Gasimov said that about 5-6 pm Tuesday nine-year-old Fariz Badalov was wounded in the head by shots from Armenian-occupied village of Shikhlar while playing in the yard of his house.
The boy was taken to hospital, but doctors couldn't save his life.
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. The co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group - Russia, France, and the U.S. - are currently holding the peace negotiations.
Armenia has not yet implemented the U.N. Security Council's four resolutions on the liberation of the Nagorno-Karabakh and the surrounding regions.